Zimbabwe

Anashe

Hyyy! My name is Anashe. I am 14 years of age. I really enjoy playing hockey, as well as reading.

I was diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age of 11. My parents had noticed a hump on my back. We then visited Dr. Mandizvidza (Spine and Bone Specialist). He explained about the condition and how surgery was the only option because of the large serious curve in my spine. My Scoliosis got worse with time. I began to have lower back pain and my posture became really horrible. I separated myself from others because I somehow felt different. My surgery was July 2021 and was really successful. My posture has improved and I no longer have back pain. I am a happy person thanks to an amazing group of nurses and doctors (Drs. Mandizvidza, Ngwende and Nyoni :-)

I want to raise awareness on this condition and support girls battling with emotional stress caused by the scoliosis.