Horkey tattoos orthotic brace for young child
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Dan Horkey, Founder of Global Tattoo Orthotic Prosthetic Innovations (GTOPI) in Port Orchard, recently completed a biomechanical design empowering young child, Maddox, from Denver, Colo.
Five year old Maddox, wears an assistive knee ankle foot orthotic leg brace after he was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis when he was two. Maddox’s mother said, “I want to be pro-active and ward off any potential negative comments from the children. As his mother and biggest fan, I promised Maddox that when the time came for him to start kindergarten that he would have the ‘coolest’ brace there ever was. My goal is for others not to necessarily see the brace but the artwork that is on the brace. If he is to receive any attention, I want it to be positive.”