am 13 years old, and I have been playing girl's basketball, in different
leagues, for many years now. After breaking my nose more than once during games,
I was thinking about the possibility of not having the sport I absolutely love,
in my life. It really was a distressing time for me. Then I heard about
this custom made "mask" being worn by the pros. I did some research on the
internet and found the man that makes these masks; Jeremy Murray from the
Michigan Hand and Sports Rehab center. My prayers were answered and I am
back in the game!
The mask has become part of me; part of my uniform.
During games, my face really takes a beating and with the mask on, I do not
even blink. I no longer realize the pummeling my face takes because of the
protection that the mask gives me.
The great part is that I did not
have to fly to Michigan to have the mask made. I had my orthopedist,
Dr. Douglas Avella, make a mold of my upper face and I shipped it off to
Mr. Murray. That was it! Done! The mask came back a perfect fit, and I
feel alive again! As corny as it sounds, having this protective face mask
that fits "like a glove" has truly been a gift from above! Thanks Jeremy Murray!!
Jeremy Murray is the mask maker
The Oakland Press recently wrote a feature about Murray and the masks that he has made through the years.
Jeremy Murray, certified orthotist and licensed occupational therapist in the Orthotics Department of Michigan Hand and Sports Rehabilitation Centers, is quite busy during the high school and college basketball seasons. Although the department offers a wide array of orthotic services, they are best known for their personalized protective face masks.
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