South Africa

Kerryn

My name is Kerryn. I am currently 15 years old and I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was 9 years old (Grade Four).


I have been riding horses since I was three and I don’t plan on stopping. I also sing in my school choir and play guitar.


I had really bad back pain for a few months which was the reason for going to the doctor. We were referred to many doctors, but eventually found the one I go to now. I was given a back brace to wear for 23 hours a day. I was also given Shcroth exercises as well.


Recently, I found a Biokinetist who I visit weekly for my Schroth exercise check-ups. I finally had the chance to meet other girls who are going through the same thing as I am, which is an amazing experience.


I am now on my 6th year of bracing and only have to wear my brace when I sleep. I wanted to become a Curvy leader as I went through the first years of my Scoliosis alone and I don’t want other girls to have to do that when they could have support and meet other girls with Scoliosis.