Explore the stories below to learn more about patients with various spinal disorders.
Angelique's Story: Coming Out of My Shell
These days I am willing to try almost any activity that might strengthen my back. There’s a daily workout routine plus rock climbing, surfing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, climbing Mount Rigani, and I even got my sailing license too.
Gymnastics was all I could think about in fourth grade. I begged my parents to let me take classes.
Leah's Story: Coming Full Circle
Everything is spinning. Two thousand kids are shouting but I can't hear them. A tiara is placed on my head and a bouquet of red roses in my hands.
Anthony's Story: A Revolutionary Journey
In a revolutionary treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS), a team of surgeons implanted Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods (MCGR) in two children from California.
Megan's Story: Idiopathic Scoliosis
Prior to surgery, at the age of 13, Megan was number one in her division in Missouri in Full Contact Olympic Sport Taekwondo. She also had scoliosis.
Since that surgery, I have had a third child, Simon. I cannot imagine where I would be in life without the right physician and the right surgery.
Sechaba's journey started in Matsieng, Lesotho in Southern Africa and ended half way across the world at Shriners hospital for children in the United States.
I was 12 years old when my first signs of scoliosis began to show. I was swimming when a friend's mom noticed.
Caitlin's Story: Scoliosis
Enduring a rapid progression of the scoliosis that took her to an almost crippled state. Some battles can be won!