At the age of 12, Amy was diagnosed with scoliosis. The doctors watched her closely as she began to mature, as growing taller and taller tends to make the curvature get worse and worse. Amy’s scoliosis case is unique because she has a double curve of her spine, similar to an “S” shape. When the curve reaches a certain length, doctors recommend surgery because the curve creates a lot of pressure on organs and other vital functions of the body.
Amy had surgery when she was sixteen to help fix her scoliosis. The 4.5-hour surgery included driving screw into specific areas of her spine. The eyelets of screws allowed for 14.5-inch stainless steel rods to house the spine and correct the curve.
Amy is doing great and is currently in her high school tennis finals. She graduated from High School today!
Amy called in to talk to Big Ken and Colleen on the day of her high school graduation!