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patient stories

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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Ava Tyler

In October of 2017, I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis, which means that at some point during my growth my spine developed a large curve, instead of growing in a linear direction....

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Joyce Sierra

I am Joyce Arrieta Sierra, I am from Barranquilla, Colombia and I have lived in Miami for 5 years....

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Stephanie Tam

The day that I found out that I had scoliosis was not the worst day of my life. Not what you were expecting, right? Likewise, the journey I had...

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Lauren Higginson

I was thirteen. It was “that day” that would forever change the rest of my life. Gym class was interrupted so that a nurse could screen everyone for scoliosis, whatever that was....

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Brindee Heaton

My name is Brindee Heaton. I’m 16 years old and the youngest of 4 kids (the only girl). I was diagnosed with scoliosis in the fall of 2018. I am a competitive dancer, and the current Miss Teen Utah International 2020....

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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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