Hi! My name is Laura, I’m 22, and I’m from Mexico. I had idiopathic scoliosis, so I wore a brace for four years, which was hard. Many people made fun of me, plus bracing didn’t work, so I decided to have surgery at age 13.
In the first surgery, my right lung deflated, so I had to have a second surgery to correct it - each surgery was 5-9 hours!
When I turned 21, I had scoliosis surgery again, which took 14 hours, and still didn’t correct 100% of my curve, but it corrected it enough to calm my insecurities, and with time, I learned to accept myself for who I am.
I used to be ashamed of wearing backless dresses, but now, I love sharing my scar with the world, and I accept and love myself as I am.
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Hi, I'm Kate.
A 16 year old SoCal-raised student, swimmer, and scoliosis patient with a love for Netflix, Pinterest, and Harry Potter.