My name is Kara. I was diagnosed with mild scoliosis the summer before my sixth grade year. A year later, I was put in a back brace and wore it for the next 18 months. Then my curve progressed and I required spinal fusion surgery. It was a challenging surgery to go through, but I recovered well and was able to run Track with my middle school Track and Field Team within a few months of surgery. Curvy Girls was a great resource for me while in a brace and through surgery. I was able to connect with other girls experiencing the same thing and hear my Curvy Girls' leader's story.
I enjoy reading and listening to music. Science is my favorite subject in school and I hope to pursue a career in the science field. I love to hike and I will be hiking the Grand Canyon this summer. I enjoy running both Track and Cross Country.