A Teen with Cerebral Palsy Asks Nike for a Pair of Sneakers and gets an Amazing Response
Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and dozens of other premier athletes have all at one time or another had high-end, custom apparel designed for them by the team at Nike.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Nike’s new Flyease shoe line was inspired by a person, too.
But this time, the person behind the shoe isn’t a professional athlete. He doesn’t even recreationally play basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, volleyball, or anything like that.
He’s just a regular guy named Matthew Walzer who reached out to the company for some help.
Three years ago, Matthew wrote a letter to Nike, explaining that as the result of having cerebral palsy, he’s not able to tie shoes.
What the company did in response? Simply wonderful! Not only did they do something amazing for Matthew, they took it a step further and now have a shoe they call the Flyese that is designed especially for people who have trouble with their hands and the company is bringing it to market.
It’s awesome how this young boy’s request sparked off an invention that’s sure to help many people.