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Scolimomof1
03-04-2009, 07:58 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do with an old brace? This is the Charleston Bending Brace, the one that she was suppose to wear at night. If anyone knows of any organizations that could use this brace, please let me know. Thank you in advance!;)

LindaRacine
03-04-2009, 10:36 PM
Hi...

A brace for one child would never be appropriate for another child with scoliosis. I have, however, seen braces sold on eBay. I don't even want to think about why there's a market for them.

--Linda

mamandcrm
03-05-2009, 08:11 AM
Hi there,

I know at some point I read about a member either here or on the VBS dedicated forum collecting old braces for children in developing countries. She's an active member of the forum (I just can't remember who it is) so she'll probably see your post some point soon. I'm not sure how often the collections are done.

mariaf
03-05-2009, 08:18 AM
Hi there,

I know at some point I read about a member either here or on the VBS dedicated forum collecting old braces for children in developing countries. She's an active member of the forum (I just can't remember who it is) so she'll probably see your post some point soon. I'm not sure how often the collections are done.

You are correct - in fact the member (Nate03) frequents both forums - you can do a search here for a thread called, I believe "Used Braces for Africa" where she talks about sending the braces there.