INSPIRATIONAL PATIENT STORIES

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  • My journey started in 2007 at my very first appointment at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children with Dr. Peter Gabos. I was thirteen years old...
  • Scoliosis has led me down a curvy path with many ups and downs, but Dr. Jack Flynn, at Shriners Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, constantly reminded me...
  • I have scoliosis that started in middle school and grew to an 85% curvature by the end of high school. I had a total of four major back surgeries, fusions—with rods and all...
  • I’ve always been long and lanky, but it had never been something that I was self conscious about. I was 13 when I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. Wearing a brace wasn’t even an...
  • I was ten years old when I received my brace. I wore it for twenty hours a day with the amount of time gradually decreasing until—two years, two months, and two days later—I no longer...
  • When I was fourteen years old, I was blindsided by a diagnosis of scoliosis. I was suddenly faced with the reality of having a severe curve in my spine that could only be corrected by spinal fusion surgery.
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