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    Shailene Woodley Email

    Hey, I haven't posted here in a while (I mostly post on SpineKids) but I thought I would share this with you all. I have already posted this on SpineKids, but in case you all would like to read it too:

    You all know how Shailene Woodley (Amy on ABC Family's The Secret Life Of The American Teenager) has scoliosis, right? Well, a couple weeks ago I wrote her an email to her official fan email address. And she replied!!

    The email I sent:

    Shailene,

    I'm 15, and was diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis when I was 12. But just this past March, significant changes had occured in all three curves in my spine (28, 22, and 16 degrees). My doctor prescribed me a Boston TLSO brace for 21 hours a day. Adjusting to the brace was really hard, but when I found out you also had scoliosis and a back brace, I was inspired. I love your show and can now appreciate you for not only struggling with scoliosis, but also for lifting up your shirt and revealing your brace on national television. Now that you're finished with bracing, I can almost feel your pride. I'm excited for when that day comes for me, but for now I'll just pull my strength from knowing that there is someone out there who knows what I'm going through.

    I admire you.




    -Stephanie


    Her reply:


    Dear Stephanie,

    That's a very touching story and what you just said about me and the brace and everything seriously made me cry. I am so glad I'm a inspiration for you. It's really hard to go through Scoliosis, I do know that. Just keep on believing in faith.

    Love,
    Shailene










    How cool is that?!!?!

    Steph

    Stephanie. Fifteen.
    Boston Braced Since March 26, 2009.
    2 thoracic curves: 28 and 22 degrees.
    1 lower lumbar curve: 14 degrees.

    One leg is longer than the other; pelvic tilt.
    Curves are reversing in my brace!
    Mother and sister with mild scoliosis,
    and treatment was not required.


    "I am uneven.
    2 Halves.
    1 body.
    A curve.
    So what?
    Mistakes.
    They lie.
    Within.
    My spine.
    I.
    Do not.
    Match up.
    Inside.
    And outside.
    I am uneven."


    written by me. on May 7, 2008.

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    THAT is very cool!

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    Hi Steph

    That is cool!!! I showed my daughter the post from Linda about Madonna's daughter in spinecor. She thought that was cool too. I like your attituded, it is similar to my daughters. Keep up what your doing!
    from CT, USA
    6 year old daughter diagnosed 7/06 33* T9

    Spinecor 8/06 - 8/2012
    8/06 11* 3/07 5*-8/07 8*-2/08 3*
    10/08 1* 4/09 Still holding @ 1*
    10/09 11* OOB 4/10 Negative 6*
    10/2011 Neg.11* IB 11yrs old 0 rotation
    4/2012 12* OOB 0 rotation
    8/2012 18* OOB for 2 weeks. TSLO night time
    2/2013 8* OOB 3 days TSLO nightime
    3/2014 8* Out of Brace permanently

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    That's awesome Steph!

    You go girl!

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    Wow =)

    That is so cool, I too think your attitude is great. Best of luck to you =)

    Kevin
    Kevin
    AIS and Traumatic Scoliosis
    Degrees always differ (LOL)
    THIS FORUM ROCKS!!!!!

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    That is so cool!

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    Smile Cool!

    That's so neat!
    Could you let me know where you found it? Thnx!

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    I found the email address on Shailene's official Twitter. xShaiWoodley is her twitter account =]

    Stephanie. Fifteen.
    Boston Braced Since March 26, 2009.
    2 thoracic curves: 28 and 22 degrees.
    1 lower lumbar curve: 14 degrees.

    One leg is longer than the other; pelvic tilt.
    Curves are reversing in my brace!
    Mother and sister with mild scoliosis,
    and treatment was not required.


    "I am uneven.
    2 Halves.
    1 body.
    A curve.
    So what?
    Mistakes.
    They lie.
    Within.
    My spine.
    I.
    Do not.
    Match up.
    Inside.
    And outside.
    I am uneven."


    written by me. on May 7, 2008.

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    email

    Hey, can you post her e-mail address?
    Hey, so I'm Rebecca, I'm 20 and I wore a Boston Brace for one year, and then a Cheneau brace for 5+ years. The Cheneau changed my life. I now am out of brace full time!!!! Its amazing. For all my scoli-girls (and guys of course) hang in there - the day you get your brace off is the best feeling ever. All the years of wearing it won't matter when that day comes. amo vobis!

    "DUX FEMINA FACTI (The leader of the deed was a WOMAN!)"
    -Virgel

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