I’m Alexis Richards, I’m 16 years old, and I was diagnosed with scoliosis when i was around 9 years old. I eventually was given a night brace when i was 12-13 years old. I then grew out of the brace (very quickly) was unable to wear it anymore. Which was not good to hear, because it was around $2k. That was 3 years ago, and as of now my family is in a very tough situation, and is extremely tight on money. I currently live with my mom, and she makes less than $15,000 a year.
The appointments are expensive alone; So, these funds will first go towards my base funds for the appointments, check ups, and x-rays; then they will further go towards surgery if needed. But, at the moment we can’t afford it.My spine has 2 curves: the top one was 48° , and the bottom was 37° before my brace. Generally, you’d get scoliosis spinal fusion surgery when the curve is over 45°, depending on the pain levels but I have not been told I need it yet. I am also on my high school dance team, and have been dancing for 13 years.
Getting help as soon as possible is at the top of my list, so I have higher chances of still being able to do the thing I love the most with my team. But, it puts me in much pain, and I’m trying to raise the money to help me, with my back, and my mom with all the medical expenses. But no matter what, we’re staying positive throughout my whole journey!! 🙂
Thank you for donating if you did, and for spending your time reading this, I appreciate it very much. 🙂