Hi, my name is Izzy and I live in the Wichita area in the state of Kansas. I am 13 years old and in the 7th grade. I love sports, especially basketball and volleyball. This year I played on my middle school teams for both. Other activities that I like are singing, learning piano and anything that involves art.
I currently have almost a 60 degree thoracic curve that requires me to have surgery. I am scheduled to have spinal fusion soon! I was 6 years old when I was diagnosed with scoliosis and was immediately put in a night-time brace. After two years of that, my doctor switched me to a full-time brace. I tried it for a while, but I never really got used to it and I ended up not wearing it at all by the time I was in 4th grade. My curve has progressed quickly since then and that is why I am having surgery.
When I found out about Curvy Girls, I looked for a group near me because I don’t know anyone with scoliosis and I thought it would be good to talk to others who are in my situation. We didn’t have a Curvy Girls' group near me, so I decided to start one! I hope to connect with other girls who are going through the same things as me. I want to help other girls by sharing my story and hopefully learn from other girls telling me their story.