Saturday, 28 April 2018

Scoliosis won't stop this karate kid

You would never know Claire Banaszak has scoliosis when you watch her get her black belt in karate.

Doctors told her and her mother that she would need surgery that required a rod to go down her back due to a 38-degree curve in her thoracic spine and a 53-degree curve in her lumbar vertebrae.
The severity of the curvature would require between 60 and 70 percent of Claire's spine to be fused.
Refusing to see her daughter not doing what she loved most, her mother discovered a surgery that would allow her to keep moving.
"They use a flexible tether to straighten the spine instead of fusion and bone graphs to basically fuse the entire spine together," said Claire's mother, Michelle Banaszak. "So it is a wonderful thing that will work with her growing body."
Claire said she looks forward to continuing kicking it in karate.
"I was just so emotional about having this surgery because it would just stop everything I do," she said. "I'm a lot more stress free now."

There is a GoFundMe page called "Help Claire Stand Tall" to help pay for her surgery, because insurance will not cover it. For donation information, click on the link in the Related Links box.

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Source : CBS19 News , 23 April 2018

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