Hello, my name is Lindsay. I live in New York City and enjoy spending time with friends and family, listening to music and playing softball.
I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 8 years old. At the time of diagnosis, my curve was already 45 degrees. My doctor tried to keep it under 50 degrees with bracing and Schroth exercises. Three years later, the curve grew to 72 degrees and my doctor scheduled me for spinal fusion surgery. During those three years, I went through two braces and dealt with issues relating to pain, discomfort and fear. I never knew how and where to channel my fear. Looking back, I see how important it is to have an organization like the Curvy Girls. Having help and support from girls that have gone through similar situations makes going through hard times easier. The day of my surgery, August 4th, 2017 was the day I can confidently say my life had changed.
Almost 3 years post-op and I’m pain free and more confident than I ever thought I would be. I had a very quick recovery and was up and active about 3 weeks later. I’m so grateful for how well my surgery went and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
I am so thrilled to be able to become the New York City leader and I cannot wait to share my story with others. Helping others make their experiences easier, makes my experiences worth it. One of my biggest passions is helping others around me and making people happy. Being a part of Curvy Girls is the perfect way for me to help others by sharing my story and how it has changed me.