My name is Emily, and I am 16 years old from New York. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 8 and did Schroth for 3 years before getting a brace. I wore the brace until I was 13 and had spinal fusion surgery in March of 2018. Although it was very hard to go through, it made me a stronger and more resilient person.
I chose to become a team leader because I had to go through my scoliosis journey alone, and I don’t want any other scoliosis warriors to go through their journey without help and guidance.
In my free time I like to read, go on runs and bike rides, play tennis, crochet, and spend time with my cat. I have a cat named Pirate with one eye, and I really love all animals. I volunteer at animal shelters and help the Humane Society with animal rights campaigns! I can’t wait to get to know you all!