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Northern VA

Sophie & Samantha

Hi! I’m Sophie and I live in Vienna, VA. I love sports, especially playing soccer and field hockey. I also enjoy baking, painting, and hanging out with my friends!

When I was 11, my doctor suspected I had scoliosis at a yearly checkup. I was officially diagnosed a few months later, and my curves were around 35 and 25 degrees. My doctor recommended bracing, and so I got my first Rigo-Cheneau brace in April of 2019. I wear my brace an average of 21-22 hours a day. I have since gotten a second brace, and my curves are about 30 and 18 degrees!

I am excited to be a co-leader of the Northern VA chapter because I have really enjoyed being a part of this group. When I was first diagnosed, I knew nothing about scoliosis and did not know anyone who had it. I felt self-conscious about my brace (and still do sometimes), but finding Curvy Girls was so helpful! I am very thankful for the opportunity to help other girls. I am excited to encourage and support others on their scoliosis journey, so they won’t feel as alone!

My name is Samantha and I was diagnosed with scoliosis 2 years ago and had surgery for my scoliosis the summer of 2021. After that, i started wearing a back brace and have been wearing it for the past  year and half.  I like playing field hockey and softball.

When i was first diagnosed with scoliosis, I felt like there was no one that i could talk to about it until I found Curvy Girls. I want to make every girl with scoliosis feel like she has a supportive community of people just like her who she can talk to and relate to.​

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