Alyssa Edwards

How Perspective Changes a Thunderstorm I used to be afraid of thunderstorms. The loud, unsettling noises and bright flashes terrified my three-year-old self. Then, one stormy night, my dad took me by the hand and started walking towards the door. I reluctantly followed. We sat in front of the glass…...

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Kaitlyn Boyle

Hi! I’m Kaitlyn I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 9 at a pediatrician well visit.  The doctor found that I had a lumbar curve in the high 20’s as well as a thoracic curve in the low 20’s.  I immediately began wearing a Providence brace at night. …...

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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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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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