The Horrifying ‘Before’ Photo Shocked Me… But The Rest Of This Is Incredible

This girl has a condition called scoliosis – it’s when the spine has an abnormal curvature. Scoliosis sufferers may sometimes only have a slight bend and so these people normally learn to live with their condition. But unfortunately her, it was very severe with a 90 degree spine curvature so there was only one solution. Doctors recommended surgery but it was very risky…

This is what she looked like with her spinal fusion on a 90 degree curve.

The curvature of her spine was very serious – and it only gets worse over time.

After a grueling time in the operating theatre, the surgeons were able to minimize the curve down to less than 20 degrees using surgical supports.

Another post-op x-ray from the side.
Another post-op x-ray.

The recovery process takes a long time, with lots of back pain and other complications.

This is how her back looked 3 days after the surgery, stapled together. It almost looks like a halloween costume but it’s real.

1 week post operation! Already a huge improvement but many simple things most of us take for granted were difficult – things like sitting on a chair to use her laptop. But she’s a fighter!

2 weeks post operation with her large wound starting to heal.

Finally, one month after surgery.

Not only was this surgery good for her health in the long run, but as an added bonus, it straightened out her spine making her taller. Take that, high heels. No one likes you. Congratulations on the successful surgery!

Share this girl’s amazing fight against scoliosis with your friends and family today.