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Patient Stories

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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Sophia Perez

My name is Sophia Perez and I had spinal fusion surgery on June 13, 2018. I’d like to say my life changed that day. I was diagnosed when I went for a well check up at the age of 8 with my pediatrician, Dr. Mark Ginsburg. I went for an…...

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Ella Glassman

My name is Ella Glassman.  I am a 13 year old girl from Davie, Florida. I am a friend, a daughter, a sister and a Girl Scout. I have many accomplishments I am proud of including being recognized as one of 50 Kids of Character in my county, serving as…...

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Sydney Borchardt

My name is Sydney Borchardt and I am 13 years old.  I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis at my 10 year old well-child checkup.  I didn’t even know what scoliosis was at that time.  My parents just told me the doctors were going to monitor my back.  Six months later,…...

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