RockTape’s manifesto urges people to get up and keep moving no matter what. Get moving; go outside, splash around in the mud and run through rings of fire. WIN. While our rallying cries resonate with some, it has become apparent to us that they are NOT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY. We need an adage that resonates with EVERY WARRIOR armored in RockTape.
This one’s for our warriors fighting battles no one else can see. For the ones whose triumphs go unnoticed and whose greatest strengths and proudest moments are taken for granted by those around them. For the champions whose marathons include standing for several minutes or an hour at a time. You may not receive medals for your miraculous victories, but these daily battles just make you stronger.
Sometimes we forget just why our tape is so special. When we tape people to help alleviate chronic pain – even the slightest bit – THAT is the ultimate victory. It’s time to tell the WHOLE STORY. The reason we love RockTape is because of what it can do for people like Stephanie Lomeli.
Hello RockTape Team,
I want to begin by thanking you for making a product that is so versatile in nature. Having watched the Olympics recently, it was certainly empowering to see the athletes wearing it just as I am, though for an entirely different reason.
When I was young, 11 years-old to be exact, I too was an athlete. That summer, I sustained a life changing injury to my knee that forever ended my participation in sports. I could no longer run, and for almost an entire year couldn’t walk either. I underwent three knee surgeries before I graduated middle school, on crutches.
A decade later, I underwent a 4th surgery after the previous three repairs had worn down. Since then, my condition worsened and it became difficult to get through the day. Now, at nearly 31 years-old I am facing a total knee replacement. The multiple surgeries have damaged the vascular flow in that entire leg, so wearing braces is no longer an option as even light compression causes edema in that specific foot and ankle.
RockTape has been the singular option that has helped with both the swelling and support. Granted, there are occasions when the knee swells past the tape but the outcome greatly outweighs the risk. As a makeup artist, I am on my feet daily and your product has been the only thing that has allowed me to continue working. Despite battling chronic osteoarthritis pain daily and all the challenges that come with it, I remain strong with the help of your tape.
There are people like myself who battle with chronic unsolvable pain every single day. Our victories are making it home at the end of the day without falling. Successfully climbing a few stairs when the elevator is broken. Cooking a meal without having to rest til it’s complete.
I greatly respect what your company is doing by adding quotes to inspire and empower your customers and it is my great hope that my story may inspire your company to aim to be inclusive of its ENTIRE customer base. Not just the athletes.
Stephanie Lomeli, CA
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.”
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”
“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you’ve come.”