A New York taxi driver gets a second chance as he escaped permanent paralysis.
The day his granddaughter Lia lost both her parents in a car accident was the day that Gabriel vowed to be her father figure, guardian or whoever she needs him to be.
As a taxi driver, Gabriel hustled for at least 12 hours a day for 6 days in every week to provide for both of them. As being a taxi driver is all he knows, he devoted his life to sitting at work for over 40 years.
“She drives me to wake up every single day with the mindset of securing a better future for her.”
The initial nudge to his back
Unfortunately, Gabriel’s long sitting hours caught up to him one evening.
A sharp throbbing pain in his back forced him to stop immediately. A trip to the local clinic made it clear that he is diagnosed with compression of the spinal cord and is strongly advised to treat it at once before all nerve impulses are damaged beyond repair.
“If you’re to let this be, you must be ready to welcome permanent paralysis for life.”
“How can I afford any treatment? I need to save up for my granddaughter’s future and education” - Gabriel.
With a multitude of chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, and the aid of painkillers, everything seemed to revert to normal again.
Albeit it is only a temporary solution that did not serve it’s purpose.
The smallest crack that sank the boat.
The worst time for an invisible injury to strike back is when you least expect it.
Then it happened on Lia’s birthday.
“It still haunts me to this day.”
“We were just heading to her favourite restaurant in town. One moment I’m all fit as a fiddle and the next thing I know, my back and leg struck with pain like knives in my thigh. I lost control and the car swerved into a road divider”.
Lia was admitted to an emergency ward for a 6 hour surgery for head trauma and intestinal bleeding.
“My hands were shaking when I heard that my granddaughter Lia’s life was hanging by a thread”
"I almost lost the only light of mylife.”
“I was so devastated, and drained from the pain and sadness, I couldn’t even cry. "
Fatigue and despair became his bestfriend.
“I need a proper affordable solution as a remedy for my back.”
After days of searching, Gabriel was introduced to an orthopedic expert, Dr. Gladys Vladimir who specializes in spinal alignment and sitting postures.
“Sitting in one position for a stretch of time is harmful for your back. The collective damage can be a silent killer” – Dr. Gladys
The National Institutes of Health states that 8.5 of 10 Americans who spends 7.7 hours daily in a sitting position are susceptible to back pains or worse, spinal cord compression. Initially may pose as a petty threat but if overlooked, can destroy the nervous system, closing the gap between you and paralysis.
While we are all victims to back pains, we can be liberated from it.
Leading a research team of 6, Dr. Gladys successfully developed a pressure relief gel cushion which has proven to aid in rectifying the user’s posture and alleviating pains.
Dr. Gladys calls it the UpRight™.
UpRight™ is ergonomically designed to fit on any seat as the attached straps locks it in place for the perfect placement. The honeycomb technology has shock absorption properties that serves to preserve the absorbing joins in the spine.
Its surface features strategically placed grooves and column-buckling gel which upon constant use, will reverse spinal cord compression. It works by effectively distributing the user’s body weight strain as pressure points are eased easily into the gel cushion.
Composed of an efficient heat regulating material that enhances thermal transfer, the UpRight™ enables the cushion to ‘breathe’ effectively to prevent overheating and promotes a healthy blood circulation.
“The first day in, I had almost forgotten all my back pains and I feel younger again!”
Only 2 weeks in, Gabriel is back on his 12-hour shift without any complains for the first time in 15 years.
During an appointment with Dr. Gladys on the third week, she noticed Gabriel’s perfect posture and decided to take an X-Ray scan to confirm her evaluations.
To everyone’s surprise, Gabriel’s spinal cord compression is eliminated!
“I’ve always believed that the cushion aids in correcting compression but I’m amazed by the speed of Gabriel’s recovery!”– Dr. Gladys
“I couldn’t believe it. I can now keep my savings for my granddaughter!”
“I’m grateful that my pain will not be disrupting my family time again” – Gabriel
UpRight™ has been a resounding success since its launch!
“The gel cushion have brought smiles back to at least 95.3% of users whom actively experience back pains.”
From modern day workers, to senior citizens, from desk chair to wheelchair use, customers with back issues alike have reported outstanding experiences when using UpRight™.
“We are proud to say that the gel cushion have played a part in pain relief from tail bone, lumbar strain, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease, and relieve sedentary fatigue.” – Dr. Gladys
Be it age or lifestyle, back pains are the tick of a time bomb. The wicked part about invisible injuries is that we tend to take it lightly and when time’s up, the damage is done and there’s nothing that can be done to alter it’s outcome when it happens.
Never take chances when it comes down to your health and well being.