If you've been following my journey, you know that the XLEG was born out of necessity after a bad accident left me with a broken arm and a shattered tibia and fibula in my right leg.
There's nothing like being stuck using crutches all day to show you all the ways that crutches fall short. Injured and frustrated, I searched for a suitable alternative and came up empty-handed. That's when I was inspired to create the XLEG.
After putting a lot of hard work into the design and prototypes, my team and I are turning to Kickstarter for help getting the XLEG out to the public.
Kickstarter is a rewards crowdfunding platform where people can get funding for their ideas and creative projects.
If you've never heard of crowdfunding, think of it like this:
With Kickstarter, instead of getting repaid in stocks or interest, project backers get access to exclusive rewards and discounts in exchange for their support.
Every Kickstarter campaign has a funding goal, and it's all-or-nothing.
When you make a pledge to a Kickstarter campaign, your money doesn't come out of your account until the end of the campaign, and only if the campaign reaches or surpasses its goal.
Once a finished campaign is funded, it's the creator's responsibility to keep supporters updated and ship rewards out to backers when they're ready.
If the campaign doesn't reach its goal, the project is over and the creator doesn't get any funding.
To back a Kickstarter campaign, all you have to do is:
The XLeg is for individuals suffering from a long-term injury or disability.
If you're interested in supporting No Crutches, we ask that you watch out for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign!
All support, big and small, will go a long way in getting the XLEG out to the public—and help put crutches out of business for good!