About Zebra Splints
I'm a lifelong Jeweler and EDS warrior who turned my attention of fine silver smithing to splint production after my diagnosis in 2012. I needed splints myself and was appalled at how much was being charged for these simple necessities that so greatly improve our life, so I decided to use my skills to create high quality yet affordable splints for anyone who needs them. I sell all my splints at cost, because I feel it's the right thing to do. I'd rather have the satisfaction in life of knowing I've been able to help someone else like myself than have extra dollars in my pocket.
I am a single mother living in the tropical paradise of Puerto Rico. I moved from NY in 2016 to be closer to my family. While we've had our fair share of difficulties between hurricanes and earthquakes, the lower cost of living has allowed me to bring Zebra Splints to life, and I've been happy to trade in the little luxuries (like having home mail service and reliable internet) for the slower pace of life and cheap rent that allows me to keep my splint prices so low.
Through persistence and perseverance, I've kept us going through the devastation of hurricane Maria in 2017 as well as our recent earthquakes and power outages, and will continue to push through as we face the Covid-19 pandemic crisis to ensure everyone will still have access to high quality and cost effective splints , especially since so many are now working from home, which means more hand strain for many who will now need to be on computers all day.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well out there, many blessings to all during this scary time <3
While I'm still working on fully setting up with my own site, I'm excited about the opportunities now available to me with my own domain. In addition to having the splint shop, I would like to dedicate parts of the page to the Ehlers-Danlos community, with a page for links to other EDS products from other members of the community, education and resources and a couple other ideas I have knocking around in my head. So bear with me here while I get the ball rolling, I'm hoping to get some great things going for us here!