Disabled woman petitions J.Crew to design stylish canes
Liz Jackson, a 33-year-old woman diagnosed with idiopathic neuropathy in 2012, has been petitioning J.Crew to sell walking canes.
Jackson originally started a blog, The Girl With the Purple Cane, about her life in order to keep in touch with friends and family. She quickly became an advocate for disabled people
“Idiopathic means without known cause, and Neuropathy describes the weakness I experience in my extremities, my eyes and throughout my body,” Jackson explains to Mashable. “My body acts in many ways like a body that has Multiple Sclerosis, the only difference is that my immune system attacks my peripheral nerves instead of my brain and spine.” Read more…