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Patient Stories

Rachel L

I was diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in 2013, when I was 12 years old. Although my spine had been straight less than a year earlier at my annual physical appointment, I suddenly had a curvature of over 50 degrees....

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Madison P

In 8th grade, my school would check students for scoliosis. When it was my turn, I got the all-clear. A couple of weeks later, my mom and I went to the doctors because I had injured my left knee at dance....

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Leah T

I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 14 years old. My mother was helping me try on my 8th grade prom dress and noticed it looked crooked on me. She kept trying to adjust it with no luck....

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Lauren D

My name is Lauren Donnelley, I am a 15-year-old competitive swimmer, and I am a survivor of Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Surgery. I stood in my pediatrician’s office, at the young age of 10, when I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis....

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Keegan Connor

When I was younger, I thought scoliosis had to do with your skull.  Little did I know I would experience the true meaning of a curved spine....

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Christina D’alessandro

At 9 years old I was diagnosed with scoliosis and being 9 years old I really did not have a clue what I was in store for....

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Ashley Szoke

On December 12, 2018, my life changed. I underwent spinal fusion surgery. I never thought I would be at this point, after endless hot nights in my brace, days after school in which I went to physical therapy, I always thought "I will get through this, I will beat scoliosis....

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Rose Carr

Hey there! My name is Rose, and this is a summary of my scoliosis story! In the summer of 2018 at the age of 12, I was diagnosed with type 4 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis after seeing a Pediatrician and an Orthopedic Surgeon who specialized in spinal deformities....

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Charlee Fraser

Charlee Fraser is an Indigenous Australian international supermodel that has scoliosis. Charlee has walked the catwalk for some of the most famous designers and graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and many more....

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Kaitlyn Sequeria

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 12. I was told that I had a 57-degree curvature in my spine, and I would need surgery to correct it....

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