Niche Biz: Fashionable Canes


Deborah Bogar has osteoarthritis and posture problems that cause discomfort and fatigue. As a result, she walks with a cane. While there is no cure for her condition, she found she can “adjust” her attitude. “My mother’s motto was, ‘If I have to, I can,’” said Bogar of Lower Paxton Twp. “At the same time, you have to realize it’s all right to ask for help.”

Her positive outlook, coupled with the awareness that those with limited mobility might need assistance, led Bogar to found Cool Cane Graphix, a business that sells individually and colorfully designed canes.

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