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patient stories

Emme Neumann

Life with Scoliosis For an hour my mom and I sat in the car just crying until we had no more tears left. Just an ordinary day for everyone else but for me it felt like the end of the world. After a two hour appointment with a back specialist…...

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Meaghan Duggan

Hello friend,  You have just found out that you have scoliosis.  I know what this is like; I was diagnosed with major advanced double curve idiopathic scoliosis when I was 14 years old.  My Doctor told me at my second appointment, “If your parents don’t brace you immediately, I will…...

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Katie Dowell

Hello, My name is Katie Dowell and I am running for Mrs. Texas. Representing Houston County. Which is located in Deep East Texas or like we call it “paradise in the pines”.  I was diagnosed through a routine screening performed at school when I was 11 years old. My first…...

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Sequoia Kriss

Hello, my name is Sequoia Kriss. I am 17 years old and I had Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis.   It was the summer going into my 6th grade year in elementary school. My sister, Sierra, and I were being silly and dancing to made up music in our heads. As she spun…...

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Kristina Pishulin

My name is Kristina and I have been dancing ballet and contemporary since I was 3 years old. I had scoliosis with a curve of 51 degrees and it was corrected to 22 with VBT surgery…my pain is eliminated, I feel confident, and most of all, I maintained my flexibility…...

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Katarina Harvey

My name is Katarina Harvey. I was about 11 years old when I first heard the word “scoliosis” and that I had been diagnosed with it.  Being a 11-year-old, I was clueless about what scoliosis was and how it was going to change my life.  Prior to being diagnosed, I…...

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Izzy Marzano

Hi my name is Izzy Marzano.  I live in San Diego, CA and I’m 14 years old.  Three and a half years ago, at my annual school physical, my doctor noticed I had a curve in my spine when I bent over. She told my Mom that I may have…...

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Emily Painter

The summer of 2016, I had just graduated from elementary school and was about to start grade nine at a new school with new people. Growing up I had always gone to a separate Catholic school and I was now moving to a public school. I was excited but nervous…...

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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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