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.
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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,