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Patient Stories

Carina Imbrogno

My name is Carina Imbrogno and I would like to share and publish my miracle story with others to help inspire them and give them hope it’s one way of me paying it forward.    My name is Carina Imbrogno and I was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina…...

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Alyssa Holtrust

Hello, my name is Alyssa and I am a scoliosis fighter! I have been a dancer since I was 3 years old. I loved everything about dance but as I got older, I became concerned about my appearance. When receiving my scoliosis diagnosis at 15 years old, I felt relieved…...

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Madeline Lenard

I was living in Okinawa, Japan when I was diagnosis with scoliosis in the 5th grade. I wasn’t really concerned about what the future might hold regarding this diagnosis. It all seemed pretty low key. I had a few x-rays of my spine and saw a specialist who told us…...

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Jody Touchton

At the age of 13, a routine school screening detected an irregular curvature in Jody’s spine.  Unfortunately, a follow-up to this screening wasn’t preformed until two years later, after she had noticed her shoulders and hips were crooked in a mirror. An x-ray and orthopedic evaluation confirmed she had Idiopathic…...

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Andrea Herrera

In the Fall of 2013, I was admitted at Miami Children’s Hospital for a series of ongoing medical problems. When undressing, my mother noticed my back looked crooked. When she shared her concern, the nurse had told her “let’s focus on one problem at a time.”  After I recovered I…...

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Elena Valle

My name is Elena Valle, and I am sixteen years old. I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis when I was 12 years old by my primary care pediatrician. X-Rays showed a curve of about 18 degrees, and about every six months I came back to see how the curve…...

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Katie Fitzpatrick

When I was 11, my school nurse gave me my annual checkup, in 6th grade they are also required to check for scoliosis.  A few days later I was called into her office and she had me bend forward to look at my back again.  I left her office with…...

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Emm Arruda

Watch this interview video with Emm Arruda about her experience with scoliosis and how she powered through her spinal fusion surgery and became a successful professional model for many high profile fashion designer. Thank you Emm for all you do for the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation! To read more about…...

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Courtney & Heidi Rone

Watch this interview video from Courtney and her mother Heidi talk about their experience with scoliosis and Power Over Scoliosis events. Thank you Courtney and Heidi for all you do for the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation! To read more about Courtney’s journey with scoliosis, Click Here!...

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Tanya Krueger

Watch this inspirational video from Tanya Krueger and learn how she didn’t let scoliosis take over her life! Thank you Tanya for sharing your incredible journey with the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation community!...

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