Hi! My name is Kate and I am 12 years old. I found out that I had scoliosis when I was 11. When finding out that I had scoliosis it was immediately decided that I needed a brace. My curves are in the mid twenty and high teen range. I still had another growth spurt so the doctors felt without bracing my curves would continue to increase. My family and friends were great at supporting me but I needed someone who understood what I was going through.
Shortly after my diagnosis I found out about Curvy Girls and reached out to Taylor, the Delaware leader at the time. With the support of Curvy Girls and Taylor I realized that I was not alone in this journey. I have since had an awesome experience at the National Scoliosis Center and was able to get my Rigo Cheneau brace made by Luke Stikeleather. I have to wear my brace 21 hours a day.
I am a dancer and spend most evenings and weekends in the dance studio. I am still able to continue to pursue my love of dance. In my free time I love spending time with my friends, going to the beach and pool, and of course dancing!
I am excited to be able to help others on this journey. I feel like by having others to talk to and spend time with who are also going through the same thing will make us all strongerJ