DryPro Allows One Happy Mermaid to Swim Again
“Cape Cod is the bared and bent arm of Massachusetts: the shoulder is at Buzzard’s Bay; the elbow, or crazy-bone, at Cape Mallebarre; the wrist at Truro; and the sandy fist at Provincetown, — behind which the State stands on her guard, with her back to the Green Mountains, and her feet planted on the floor of the ocean.”
In the heat of mid-July this year, my daughter broke her Truro (her wrist). It was devastating. The doctors thought this was no big deal, kids break bones all the time. They warned her no gymnastics, no trampoline, no tennis and (worst news ever) no swimming. They put a huge cumbersome full cast on Sam’s arm and sent us back to the Cape.
There was one factor that these doctors were not taking into consideration. My Beautiful daughter, Samantha, is a mermaid. If you don’t believe they exist, you should consider a trip to the sandy shores of Cape Cod and come witness her firsthand (temporarily, only one hand…hahaha!)
The day after receiving the cast, I received a text from the Mom of Sam’s best buddies, “the girls are very concerned. They say Sam is a REAL mermaid and can’t survive without being in the water”. Smart kids. Sam is a true Cape Cod kid and spends 90% of her waking moments submerged in water. Beaches, ponds, puddles, and pools. If there is water, Sam is in it. I promised the girls that the mermaid would swim this summer.
So, determined to find a solution and to return the mermaid to the sea, we ordered a Drypro cast cover. I was hopeful, but leery that the cast would remain dry. I was worried about leakage and envisioned that I would have a lot of explaining to do as doctors pulled seaweed and shells out of her cast.
But, I was pleasantly surprised that the cover really worked. It’s long and big, but Sam is thrilled and says it’s like a flipper and as soon as she was in her element said “Ahhh…it’s good to be back in the water again”
I was thrilled that the cast remained totally dry.
Thank you for saving our summer! Thank you from the sandy shores of Cape Cod…One happy mermaid swims again!
– Melissa F. Marotto