Hello, I am reaching out to friends, family and any sincere backers who believe in entrepreneurship, self empowerment and never giving up. Who believe that the only thing to do is pick yourself up and move forward.
The past decade has been tough, with little security, no real 'home' and having to re invent and re invest in my life for the betterment of myself and more importantly my family. The opportunity for me also to build a legacy, train and give others opportunity to train and gain employment as well as offer a fantastic product and service that will enable a faster process for referral, treatment and risk assessment of fractures via bone density and Osteoporosis risk factors.
I am passionate about my business idea as it fills in a very large gap in the Fracture Risk Assessment of Osteoporosis screening within the UK. My system and business is portable and cheap, very cost effective and accurate. I plan on subsidising the cost for clients on benefit and in some circumstances, dependent on severe hardship will enable a percentage of free scans.
A little about the business...
Advanced Ultrasound Bone Densitometry Scan
The UK has no national screening program and therefore there is a mixed picture of access to NHS assessments across the country. In the majority of regions an individual has to be over 65 years of age and have risk factors, including having already suffered a low impact fracture to qualify for a NHS DEXA referral.
Unlike the large DEXA technology which is invariably hospital based and uses ionizing radiation, my system uses safe ultrasound waves and being portable is able to be transported by a single technician.
*Low Testosterone in males
Having a small, slight body frame
A family history of osteoporosis
Being of Caucasian, Asian, or Latino heritage
A diet low in calcium and vitamin D
Inactivity—exercise strengthens bones
Smoking, either past or present
Consuming large amounts of alcohol
use of corticosteroids
use of *anabolic e.g. among body builders:
These steroids can cause bad acne and fluid retention. Long-term use can stop the body from making *testosterone.
Certain conditions and treatments can put you at higher risk of developing osteoporosis, so people who have any of the conditions on this list should consider getting an osteoporosis screening:
Endocrine conditions such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism.
Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Digestive conditions like Celiac disease and Crohns.
Weight loss surgery
Haematologic or blood disorders such as lymphoma or leukaemia.
Men and Women who have had Bulimia or Anorexia.
What I have already funded and how:
My own training, 1 Portable Scan Machine, Web site space to develop.
Own limited funds, which have now ran out.
What any donations or backing will cover:
Sundries like Ultrasound Gel. Stationery/Business cards and Flyers, paper, ink, postage, Merchandise/display material, few uniforms, business insurance, first few venue.room hire costs, cheap marketing/advertorials or features. Machine and training for 2 people. Consultation room miscellaneous - signs, desk, chairs. I have searched and re searched everywhere to raise this figure but cannot raise this 5k and that is why i'm reaching out to friends and family.
Thank you for your belief and generosity.