Patient Stories

Ashley R

Ashley Ryburn is starting her senior year at Garnet Valley High School and her life experiences will serve her well, this year in particular. Ashley knows about bravery, resilience, perseverance and hope—this past July, while most teens were lucky enough to be bored at home avoiding the pandemic, Ashley underwent scoliosis fusion surgery. Ashley was well aware that she would have metal rods and screws placed in her spine to achieve correction of her spinal curvature. But when she showed up for surgery that July 2020 morning, she wasn’t thinking about the details of the surgery. She was focusing on her future, and how this surgery would help her for the rest of her life

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