Juliette Clark began playing water polo at age 8 after watching the sport on television during the Olympics. She normally plays 2-meter set defense for her San Clemente Tritons Water Polo Club team, which won the 12U Junior Olympics gold medal
Juliette Clark receives a visit from her parents, John and Manya, after the first of her two surgeries at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in February 2014.
Juliette Clark was not a fan of the hospital gowns, so her family made her a more vibrant, colorful gown, which was later called the Juju Gown.
The vibrant, goofy 13-year-old, known to her family and friends as Juju, loves being active. Her most comfortable setting is the pool, where she shines playing for the San Clemente Tritons Water Polo Club.
Without surgery, the curves would become more pronounced and Clark’s movements would be limited. Surgery was the only option.
But quitting competitive water polo was not in Clark’s game plan. She loved being in the water and loved
On Feb. 12, 2014, Skaggs tried the original surgery again, and while the spine wasn’t set completely straight, it was a significant improvement.
“She can be a role model for others,” Skaggs said. “She’s a wonderful example of somebody proving what can be done.”
Source: Orange Country Register, 18th March 2015