15-year-old creates ice skating safety pads - WNEM TV 5

15-year-old creates ice skating safety pads

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MIDLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Rachel Westphal figure skated competitively for years until an injury pulled her off the ice. When the injury forced 15-year-old Rachel to take a break from skating, she decided it was time to reinvent the sports safety gear.

So Rachel worked with her parents to invent Peace Pads and launched her own budding business called Live Kuhn, which in German means "live bold." The products help protect hip and tail bones of the skaters.

She sells the products online to skaters all over the country and halfway around the world.

"We've sold to places as far away as Australia," said Rachel.

Rachel says she wants to help other skaters avoid the same kind of injuries that she experienced. 

"The coolest part is being able to help other skaters. I don't want them to go through what I had to go through," she said.

Find out more information about Peace Pads at www.livekuhn.com.

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