In December of 2009 I got into an accident while riding one of my bicycles. A car hit me from behind as it was trying to stop but was slipping on the snow & ice. It ran over my legs and my bicycle. The bike was a total loss, however I was lucky enough to suffer only minor injuries to my left foot and my shins. In order to get around comfortably I needed a cane, which i decided to design and build myself.