Hello! My name is Kayla and I am 12 years old. In 2017, at the age of 10 years old, I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis. I remember how scared I was when I was first diagnosed and how worried I was that scoliosis was going to limit my activities. I am a competitive gymnast and was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to continue to compete. I was so relieved when my doctor told me that I could continue doing gymnastics.
I currently wear a Boston Brace during the day and a Providence Brace at night. I also do Schroth therapy. Immediately, after being diagnosed I found out about Curvy Girls and started going to the monthly meetings. Being able to go to the meetings has been a huge part of my scoliosis journey and has helped me realize that I am not alone. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, spending time at the beach, swimming, camping and playing volleyball.
As much as I wanted to run and hide when I was first diagnosed, I knew that I wanted to have something good come out of my situation. I decided that I wanted to be able to shed light on the condition and bring awareness. I was fortunate to have found Curvy Girls a month after I was diagnosed and immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of an organization that I could support and help other girls that are on the same scoliosis journey that I am. “More together than alone.”