Wednesday, December 21, 2011

FW: Merry Christmas. Haley's return to dance / ballet 4 weeks after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery

Haley’s folks sent this nice email and photo for me to share with our staff and followers on the Hey Clinic Blog.
Merry Christmas Haley!  You look beautiful!

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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From: Lisa >
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:21:27 -0500
To: Lloyd Hey <>
Subject: Merry Christmas

Hello Dr Hey
We wanted to wish you and your staff a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Our daughter Haley was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was just 5 years old. We spent 8 long years dreading the thought of surgery and tried a number of different braces and forms of physical therapy, trying deparately to change the final outcome.
Unfortunately her curve progressed, her back pain increased and she ended up having surgery in Dec of 2010. We were fortunate everything went well - thanks to you and your staff.
This has been an incredible year for Haley. It's like a weight has been lifted from her spirit. We'd didn't fully appreciate the emotional and physical toll scoliosis had taken on her. Haley was back to school and her passion - ballet - in just 4 weeks after surgery. She is completely pain free and feels like a "normal" teenager. It's also amazing how much her dancing has improved, now that her spine is straight.
Enclosed is a photo of Haley from last weekend's performance of the Nutcracker by Cary Ballet - she was a sugarplum fairy.
All the best
The C’s

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