Patient Stories

Haley Gelberg

During the same visit that I got my scoliosis diagnosis, I also learned I needed surgery. It was shocking, scary, and confusing, but my favorite quote which got me through not only my scoliosis experience but changing schools, applying to college, and fighting for the starting goalie position was: “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Haley’s curve was at 62 degrees by the time she had surgery, but it seems as if her drive, her determination, and her commitment to being great at absolutely everything she does never let her slow down. She has always kept moving forward. Perhaps because she’s braver than she ever believed, stronger than she ever seemed, and smarter than she ever thought! This Scoliosis Star shines brightly!


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