As a budding artist, Deanna can appreciate the gentle curve of an apple or a person’s cheek. But when it came to the curvature of her spine, she and her family turned to All Children’s Hospital, Inc. to help her beat the disease that was keeping her from standing up straight.
Diagnosed with scoliosis in the summer of 2003, Deanna wore a full torso brace every evening for a year. Although the brace wasn’t her first choice of accessories, she’s happy that the specialists in the All Children’s pediatric orthopedic program for scoliosis were able to help correct her spine without surgery. When she’s not drawing or supporting the hospital, you can find Deanna hanging out with her friends at the beach or at the movies.
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