For 14-year-old Matt Hill the news that he needed scoliosis surgery was far from welcome. It meant the rollercoaster aficionado had to keep two feet on the ground and sit out the already short Ohio coaster season last summer. A freshman at Hoover High School in Canton, Matt has been a platinum pass holder at […]
Jackson High School sophomore Logan Elliott has overcome many obstacles throughout his short 16 years. Born with club feet, amniotic banding syndrome in his hands and feet, and kyphosis (a spinal disorder where the forward bend of the spine is excessive), his first surgery at 6 months old fused the vertebrae in his spine to […]
Growing up, Zoey Peck was an active, sports-minded child who hit all the normal milestones everyone expected she would. A competitive volleyball player throughout her childhood and adolescence, Zoey set her sights on playing at the collegiate level – and she had the talent to do so. “Zoey played volleyball at Marlington High School in […]
When she takes center stage, Chloe Mershimer is standing a little taller these days. Six months ago, the 15-year-old dancer and cheerleader from New Middletown had a spinal fusion to correct scoliosis or curvature of the spine. Now after making a full recovery, she’s 1 ¼ inches taller and able to fully resume the activities […]
Kayleigh Hutcheson was known by her family and friends as the “athletic one.” Growing up, she participated in every sport she encountered, from volleyball to golf to cheer, perfecting her athletic prowess along the way. By the time she reached high school, she was focused on just one: volleyball. She was an all-around player and […]
Shannon Stapleton, of Mansfield, was diagnosed with scoliosis about 2 years ago when her cardiologist C.R. Patel noticed the “S” curve of her spine during an annual appointment. He referred her to Dr. Kenneth Bono, who diagnosed her with a nearly 100-degree curvature.