Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pursuing Ballet and Dance Dreams After Scoliosis Surgery

July 23, 2013 -- email to Dr. Hey w photo from mom.

Hello Dr Hey

 Just a quick update on my daughter Haley. I can't believe it's been 2 and 1/2 years since her surgery. 

She was initially concerned that the surgery would negatively impact her dancing but in a few short weeks she'll be heading off to the North Carolina School of the Arts for her final 2 years of high school.
I was very nervous taking her to the audition since their ballet program is very competitive. I even suggested she cover her back so no one would make assumptions. But no one noticed her limited flexibility or the 12 inch scar, they only noticed her passion. Scoliosis and the surgery haven't stopped her from following her dreams.

We will always be great full for you and your staff and feel blessed by her positive outcome.


Lisa C -- Haley's mom 

Haley's mom emailed me last night with this photo and update on her daughter Haley, and gave her permission to share this with all of you..  We often get the question from adolescent scoliosis parents:  "Will scoliosis surgery stop my son or daughter from pursuing her dream to  ... dance, play lacrosse, play soccer,  swim competitively, play college sports, go to Broadway.... you name it.  The answer in virtually all cases is "No, he or she should be able to pursue those dreams and remain very active through life.  

Thanks for sharing Lisa!  Dr. Lloyd Hey, Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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