Hi my name is Madison. I am 13 years old and live in Washington State. I participate in activities such as volleyball, track and field, ballet, and playing the viola. I also love to spend time with my family, read, and watch movies as well.
When I was at my twelve-year-old routine check-up, my doctor informed me that I had scoliosis. They took pictures of my spine and told me that I had a 45-degree curve and that I needed to go see a specialist. I was put in a Boston brace in November of the first year of middle school. My doctor said that I would have to wear my brace 18 hours a day for about 3 years which I was not excited about. My mom signed me up for Schroth in January of 2019. The moves were very helpful and even decreased my curve by one degree. Over time, I got used to my brace and felt more comfortable talking about it with my friends and classmates. I still had to do P.E. even though I had to do modified moves. The kids in my class would always ask me why I was doing that and I usually would say that I was special. My P.E. class was before lunch so, I had to sneak off to the nurse's office to change into my brace because I didn’t want other kids in my P.E. class to know that I was wearing a brace. At the end of first semester in 7th grade, I had to stop P.E. because I wasn’t getting enough hours in my brace. I'm now a T.A. for an English class and a class with disabilities. I outgrew my brace and I now have to wear a WCR brace.
I am thrilled to start as a leader for the Washington Curvy Girls group. Even though scoliosis is a challenge for the girls and their families, I am very excited to help the girls get through their scoliosis journey.
Hi i'm Beatrice, i'm 13 and i'm in the 8th grade. I live in Washington and I enjoy playing volleyball, swimming, and camping with my family. I recently got a WCR brace. Before I had a Modified Boston Brace. We found out I had scoliosis when I was very young. I went in to get an x-ray to see if I had pneumonia. Thankfully, I didn't but they noticed that I had a curve in my back. The doctors then watched my curve and decided to brace at the age of 7, the summer before I started grade 2. When I got my brace my two main curves were in the 30 degree area but with the brace treatment I've had so far my two main curves are now 19 degrees. As well as attending a fair amount of Curvy Girls' meetings, I have been to one Curvy Girls convention in 2016.
I want to show girls that have scoliosis, there not alone. I wanted to be a Curvy Girls' leader ever since I went to my first Curvy Girls' meeting. This is a great way to meet people that have scoliosis. It's also a great way to connect with people that live near you and are going through the same thing.
I found out I had scoliosis about a month after my eleventh birthday. Our doctor quickly got us an appointment at Children’s Hospital for an X-ray and things went on from there. We soon got set up with Dr. White since my curve was about 52 degrees. A month later, I had my first session of Schroth physiotherapy. My mother soon found out about Curvy Girls and took me to my first meeting (it was right after the CG convention 2018).
I like reading, music, nature, art, sewing, knitting, birds of prey, and crafts. I do karate, play the flute and am homeschooled (oh, and I am also in Camp Fire).
I want to make a difference by helping girls like me who need support, comfort, love, and understanding!