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    Bragging a bit

    I thought I might brag a bit about my oldest daughter. She had scoliosis surgery two years ago. This spring she tried out for cheerleader, made it, and then her squad was picked the Outstanding squad at a National Cheerleading Association Camp. Anyway, she will be cheering at the Disney Land Christmas parade. Yes, she'll be on TV Christmas morning! No, she can't tumble, but she is an awesome cheerleader!! I feel like this is the only place I can brag. Does anybody except other scoli sufferers who have had surgery understand what she's been through? On another note, we will be picking up our 5th back brace tomorrow. Our oldest daughter wore three different braces and our youngest (13) is picking up her 2nd Providence brace. We are hoping 5 is our lucky number, no surgery and no more braces!!

    Becky
    Mom to Emily 16- She had surgery May 2009 and Callie 13- getting her 2nd Providence Brace tomorrow

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    Wooooo hooooo!!!!

    That is awesome. You should brag on that!

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    What wonderful news! You certainty can brag here. Will you be going to Disney Land with her? That is right near my surgeon
    I , also, hope things work out for your other daughter
    Melissa

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    Great news that your daughter is cheer-leading and will be on TV! You must be so proud of her. :-)
    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

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    congratulations on your daughter's successful surgery!
    how wonderful that she can do the things she enjoyed before, with a strong and healthy spine!

    jess

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    Congratulations, that's fantastic news. What a great outcome!
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    Hey that's a good brag! Your daughter earned that!

    Congratulations!

    And good luck with your second daughter. Most cases don't progress to surgery as far as we know.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Becky

    Yes, you have to brag. Its mandatory, we totally understand. Sharon is right, we do have to earn it, and the kids are the best at it.

    Sounds like you have a closet full of braces. Have you seen the pics of my “full” scoliosis brace?

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 63, the new 64...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
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    The only way to show children who have scoliosis and their parents that they can have normal lives is by bragging about our kids. And it's great that her squad understands her limitations and emphasizes her strengths.

    ~Emily

    P.S. Maybe there should be a bragging thread, about the successes our kids have.

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    Congratulations to Emily! That's really a wonderful accomplishment for her. You definitely have a right to brag!
    Laurie

    Mother of Alexander & Zachary:
    Alex is 16 years old and in the 11th grade. He has congenital scoliosis due to a hemivertebrae at T10. Wore a TLSO brace for 3 1/2 years. Pre-op curves were T45 & L65; curves post-op are approx. T31 & L34. Had a posterior spinal fusion from T8 to L3 on 7/12/07 at age 12. Doing great now in so many ways, but still working on improving posture.
    Zach is 13 years old and very energetic.

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    So wonderful for your daughter - and so encouraging to those of us facing child's surgery shortly. Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks and thanks for all the pictures! We should start a bragging page because I honestly don't think anyone understands what our children go through except us. I don't know what I would have done without this forum before my daughter's surgery. I will try to post pics after the parade and yes I get to go! My first trip to Disney World and I'm 44!!

    Becky

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    And yes it's Disney World in Florida where we are going not Disney Land! I'm a little ditzy at times. My kids keep correcting me too! How embarrassing! Lol

    Becky

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    Have a great time
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    April 21, 2020- another broken rod surgery

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    This makes me very happy! After being through so much she is living her dream of being a cheerleader!

    It gives us hope, that just because you need surgery or a brace does not mean you can't live your dreams


    Awesome story!!!

    Scoliosis does not define us. Does not limit your dreams.
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    T22 L25 12/2010 out of brace
    T24 L25 7/2011 out of brace

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