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ScolioSupport
07-30-2008, 11:51 AM
Hello Everyone!

I will be a Junior in college this Fall. I have scoliosis and wore a back brace for 6 years. I have decided to start a support group in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am hoping to hold the first meeting in late September. I really want to create a place where people of all ages can gather who all have one thing in common: Scoliosis. The first meeting will be very informal, basically a 'meet and greet' where we can talk about what each person wants to get out of the support group. Eventually I plan on having guest speakers and more structured and planned events. If anyone is in that area or knows of someone on the East side of Michigan that would benefit from a Scoliosis support group, please let me know. Sending me a personal message is great too! Even if you are too far away from Michigan, I would still love to hear your comments on what you would hope to get out of a support group, and any ideas you have for me. Thanks!

Susie*Bee
07-31-2008, 08:54 AM
Hi! That sounds like quite an undertaking, but a good idea! Best of luck with setting it up-- and with your college studies also. I don't live near there and there are no support groups nearby, so I don't really have any suggestions for you: Maybe some others will. ) Susie

Beckymk
07-31-2008, 11:52 AM
I think it's a fantastic idea!!! I wish we were a wee bit closer!

BETall
08-12-2008, 01:17 AM
Hello Everyone!

I will be a Junior in college this Fall. I have scoliosis and wore a back brace for 6 years. I have decided to start a support group in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am hoping to hold the first meeting in late September. I really want to create a place where people of all ages can gather who all have one thing in common: Scoliosis. The first meeting will be very informal, basically a 'meet and greet' where we can talk about what each person wants to get out of the support group. Eventually I plan on having guest speakers and more structured and planned events. If anyone is in that area or knows of someone on the East side of Michigan that would benefit from a Scoliosis support group, please let me know. Sending me a personal message is great too! Even if you are too far away from Michigan, I would still love to hear your comments on what you would hope to get out of a support group, and any ideas you have for me. Thanks!
Please visit. www. sosort.org. Next international meeting for this Scolosis Organization is in France.

mariaf
08-12-2008, 09:16 AM
Hi ScolioSupport,

I just want to commend you on this effort!! It's SO important for folks not to feel alone. Just the other day, someone asked if I knew of a support group in their state - and I gave them the closest group I knew of to them. But it would be great if there were more support groups.

I hear from lots of families - and rest assured that if I ever talk to anyone in your neck of the woods I will pass along your information.

If you like, send me an e-mail with your contact info and/or that of the group and I'll keep it handy.

GOOD LUCK!!!

sparklegirl59
08-12-2008, 02:14 PM
have fun and good luck with this! i will be praying for you and the success of the group!

ScolioSupport
08-24-2008, 05:16 PM
I just wanted to say thanks for everyone's comments! I am still in the planning process but hope to hold my first support group meeting at the end of September. I will keep everyone posted on the specifics but in the mean time, if you are interested, please let me know!

Thanks!

ScolioSupport
10-20-2008, 08:07 PM
Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you know that I will be holding my first scoliosis support group meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the beginning of November. Please let me know if you are interested in attending and I will send you more specific information. Thanks!