I was born in 1972 with terribly BOWED legs. So badly that orthopedic doctors in Miami said I'd need to have my legs broken, casted, then wear all this metal hardware on my legs for several years to straighten them out. Remember the Young Forrest Gump? Yeah- like THAT kind of hardware. That thought kind of devastated my then 19 year old mom. Especially since we lived in Belize, a third world country, at the time and I'd need many costly adjustments back in Miami.
My Aunt, an advocate for everything holistic, suggested I go to this old holistic Cuban doctor on "Miracle Mile" in Miami and have him take a look. With no better options, my mom made an appointment.
He said this to my mom: This is what we are going to do....go to this specialty shoe store in Coconut Grove, and buy her those white, stiff, ankle-high orthopedic shoes. We are going to create and place WEDGES---> inside her shoes. Then, you are going to have her wear her shoes, with the wedges---> on the OPPOSITE foot.
SAY WHAT?!?? SOUNDS FAR FETCHED and CRAZY, RIGHT?! After several years of wearing these "shoes" and countless people correcting my mom that her "daughters shoes were on the wrong feet" LOL---> my legs straightened out----> PERFECTLY.
No Surgery. No Metal Contraptions. No endless trips to Miami.
Sometimes, the best solutions are the simple, very old fashioned, non-invasive ones 🌸
It is with great pleasure that my mum and dad announce I am officially healed from my leg break!!! I am back to pestering them, neighbors and running laps around the jack russels at the dog park. A big 🐾 of applause to @friendship_hospital for loving me every second and ensuring I received the best orthopedic care! Special thanks to Dr. von Pfeil, Dr. Glassman, Dr. Ropski & Dr. Luensman; technicians Sara, David & Max; and the warm faces of Matt & Lisa! We’re so happy I’m back to being a rambunctious (and safe) Pup!!! 🐾 Up!!
Managed to get my hands on my X-ray 👀
This was a double fracture spiral break to my tibia and fibula bone 🙈
Drs told me that I'd never be able to run again let alone play sports 🤔
After 2 years of being on crutches X-rays assessments physio I managed to make a full recovery and have a crack at every sport I could throw my hand and legs (all the puns😏)at Newtown for me was the beginning the coaches there thought me how to get over mental block of tackles and well maybe too good as I seen a lot of Cards 🙈👀😂
Since then i would throw my self into every sport I had a interest in 👌🏻✌🏻 Also mad respect to nurses and Doctors who look after us with our injury's I know hosptials can get a bad rep but they do there best and send us home patched up and on the mend much love ❤️ The moral of this post is the comeback is always bigger then the set back keep working it all pays off ✌🏻
Unfortunately our dearest mike had has a dyer skateboarding accident which means we are unable to play in Sheffield this Saturday! We wish mikey boy the speediest of recoveries and hope he is out of hospital very soon! X
What a world we live in. 🌎😂 the last few weeks have been crazy but when I think about it so has all of life and I'm sure it always will be.
If you've been following my stories you will know what's been happening and if not it's all still there in my highlights etc.
I wanted to make a post to say thank you. Thanks to my family for being there for me through all of this and keeping my head and heart in the right place, thanks to my friends for checking up on me and sending me their love and support, and thank you to all of you who have been supporting and engaging with me online, keeping my spirits high.
I have so much to be grateful for, so much to learn and so much still to grow from that lies ahead. Who knows what all of these events will lead me to but I just hope to make the most out of them either way.
The more I learn about life the more I realise I know so little, have so much to learn and can't for a second get complacent and think I have things figured out. I really don't know what the meaning of it all is but it sure is fascinating tryna figure it all out with a smile on my face.
I'm still considering sharing the rest of my journey on YouTube and making some other health related videos, who knows what I will do eventually but I'm really grateful for all of the encouragement and interest from everyone. Watch this space👀
One thing that I'm excited to announce that I will definitely be sharing is a new @miavono track that @mike.miavono and I made Called 'Right Here' which will be coming out one week today 🙌👌🎶🎶 Im really excited for you all to hear it and I hope you enjoy it and the artwork. 💚
Today's the day that the doctors will be assessing the wounds on my leg and determining the next steps to recovery, Im a bit nervous to see as it can be quite a shock seeing the wounds and how unfamiliar it looks to the way my leg used to be, but I'm also excited and I believe in the bodies ability to heal. Change is also inevitable and so I'm learning to embrace it, face it with a smile and keep moving 💚👌I will keep you all updated and will hopefully be heading home to continue recovering before long.
Thank you all so much once again
Love B x
Today is June 8th 2018. A year a ago I was running off of sunset Blvd. when suddenly my leg (femur) snapped in half with which I caught my leg in midair. This was horrifying to say the least not to mention ungodly painful. At first the doctors thought I had bone cancer because femurs don’t simply break when running. After tons of tests it was determined a freak accident. One in a million chance. I am a fiercely private person and haven’t spoken about this publicly but I was already having the worst year of my life with a failed proposal that had left me more than devastated with an out of control drinking problem. I was severely lost now physically broken. This moment completely changed the trajectory of my life. It showed me who my real friends were and it forced me to make some very difficult changes in my life. I am still dealing with the difficulties of that year but have come so far from 2017. I cut out so many cancerous people and focused on myself and my career. I remember a point at which my divorced parents came together to help me. This was jaw droppingly amazing considering they weren’t the biggest fans of one another. At one point my mother gave me a little rustic cut out quote by Josh Billings. “ Life is a Grindstone, and whether it grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on the stuff he’s made of” as eye rollingly cliché as this is, It helped me feel like a juggernaut while I was trying to start over. A big thank you to God, family and true friends. We are lost without them. Ultimately I ran out of excuses why I couldn’t persevere. At the start of this year I booked my first national commercial with Walmart and won awards at various film festivals for my work as an actor. We are the choices we choose to make. So make something beautiful....by the way I was high as a kite on morphine in that video with the pins through my leg. It still makes me laugh every time. 😂