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.
Friends of mine from OhioCycleWorks Charities are cycling their way across the country to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. On June 13 – the day the race started – my son, Jake, was scheduled for a spinal fusion at Akron Children’s Hospital. The bike team decided to dedicate their race to Jake and another boy, who was also helped by Akron Children’s a couple of years ago when he had a tumor.
Akron Children’s Hospital has played a vital role in my life. At age 2 I was hospitalized here with a broken femur. In 2008 I found out I had scoliosis. I tried a chiropractor to fix it with exercises and back adjustments, but the curvature rapidly increased. A few months after finding out I had […]
Dr. Dennis Weiner was my doctor who treated my scoliosis. He did my surgery successfully in 1981. I have a rod and wore a cast for 9 months and 3 weeks. I am amazed at the new technology and how much doctors can correct it today compared when I had it done. I still remember […]