Paralyzed designer creates jeans for women in wheelchairs

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Most pieces of clothing are not designed for people with disabilities. Alter Ur Ego is not one of them

Heidi McKenzie, a T4 paraplegic woman paralyzed in a car accident in 2007 at the age of 21, has designed a collection of jeans dubbed Alter Ur Ego for people who use wheelchairs

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After participating in Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2012, McKenzie realized she was not the only woman experiencing difficulty finding fashionable yet adaptable clothing that fits a seated body

So, the 29-year-old Kentucky native teamed up with designer Kristin Alexandra Tidwell to create a comfortable, functional pair of jeans …

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