Hello my name is Sophie. I am 12 years old and I have Scoliosis. I have had it since I was in Kindergarten. I have had to wear a brace since I was 6 years old. I wore my brace at night. My curve is now 70 degrees. When I was diagnosed my curve was 26 degrees. Because my curve is so bad the brace won’t work anymore. In 2 short weeks I will have the surgery to get my spine straight again. This surgery is going to be a big deal. I can’t wait to have it because I will be able to be my normal self again. My surgery is going to be in South Carolina at Shriners Children's Hospital. The procedure will take 7 hours but after I will not have a big curve anymore.
Even though I have Scoliosis I have never let it stop me from doing the things I love. I currently play tennis and did gymnastics for years. I also love to do crafts and playing with my puppy Murphy.
I have been a member of Curvy Girls for the past three years.This has been very helpful to me because I found out a lot of information I didn’t know . Some of the girls have had surgery and some have not. The current leader is going to college, so now I am taking over the position . I am excited to be the leader of the group because I want to help people the way that the group has helped me.