Tallmadge High School sophomore Maya King, age 15, barely remembers a time when scoliosis wasn’t part of her life. Diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic scoliosisliosis at age 7, Maya and her family are doing everything in their power to keep her curve from progressing. One of the main reasons, according to Maya’s mom, Laura, is so […]
For Hanna Hawkins, scoliosis was just another bump in the road. After receiving spinal fusion in January, Hanna finished 6th grade this month and says her quality of life has immensely improved. To her parents, Hanna is their scoliosis warrior. “We never allowed her to look at scoliosis as something that would stop her from […]
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.
My son has undergone a spinal fusion at Akron Children’s Hospital.
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.