Meet Emily & Gloria
My name is Emily and I am 16 years old. I love to be outdoors, spend time with friends and family, and be around animals. The mountains are definitely my happy place.
When I was in eighth grade, I found out I had idiopathic scoliosis. For a year, we did non-surgical treatment, but then I hit a huge growth spurt and the treatment no longer worked. Our only option was surgery which terrified me, but I knew that with God, family and friends right beside me, everything would be okay.
I want to become a Curvy Girls Leader because I know how hard it is to have scoliosis and have no one to talk to that understands what you are going through. It’s really hard! I hope that I will be able to help girls boost their confidence and give them a safe place to talk about their situation.
Hi, my name is Gloria and I live in Laramie, Wyoming. I swim on the swim team and enjoy art and reading. My favorite class at school is ELA. I have had scoliosis since I was 3 or 4, and I have been getting X-rays ever since. I have had 2 final tethering surgeries for my back, with a back-brace after for each. Two surgeries for my lumbar spine, and one for the thoracic spine. I joined the Curvy Girls club in my town 2 years ago, and have enjoyed participating in the meetings.
I want to be a group leader because I felt that the support I got over the past few years, and want to provide that through Curvy Girls. Being a leader gives me a chance to be an active force in people's lives, helping them through their problems. Being a group leader would not only make me a part of something special but it would also give me the opportunity to provide that to other girls with scoliosis.
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Emily Senior Curvy Leader 2011
My name is Emily. I started with Curvy Girls after watching the TeenNick HALO AWARDS. I was so surprised to see a girl (as I didn’t know Leah’s name at first) that had scoliosis. I saw she had started a support group in her state for girls just like her. Before that I thought I was one of only a few people that had scoliosis.
I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 7. For treatment, I was braced for 5 years and then a few years later had spinal fusion as my curve continued to grow despite being physically done growing.
Previously, I was the leader for the Oklahoma Chapter and with my recent move to Wyoming, I look forward to continuing to pass on the support and community connections that is Curvy Girls!
Stay Strong Always,