Posts tagged "Dr. Kim Hammerberg"

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!
Guest Post Written by Chrissy Miller, Mom to Superhero Jackson, Cameron & Natalie   When you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, an illness or a life-changing event, it’s difficult to find peace in it and understand its magnitude or meaning. Sometimes, it take years to be able to look at the shadow with resolve, restitution... Read more »

A little bit tortoise, a little bit hare.

Since we started casting I have been indoctrinated with the correct analogies, explanations, etc… for Progressive Infantile Scoliosis & Mehta Casting.  My clients all work in Network Marketing and are leaders in both their industry and company.  I have heard their simple explanations of what it is they do hundreds of times and always marvel... Read more »

Scoliosis Awareness Month: That's a Wrap, Cast Style!

Scoliosis Awareness Month: That's a Wrap, Cast Style!
It is hard for me to believe Scoliosis Awareness Month is coming to an end.  During the month of June we have shared 27 posts related to Scoliosis.  When you haved lived scoliosis every month for the past 3 years it is hard to condense all you hope others will learn to just one month. ... Read more »
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Rylie Fought Infantile Scoliosis and Set it Straight!

Rylie Fought Infantile Scoliosis and Set it Straight!
Rylie is our third baby, and only girl. She came into the world 1 yr, and 1 day after her big brother, Alex. She was such a sweet baby, but very gassy, and hard to please those first few months. After switching formulas, gas drops, and several sleepless nights, she finally turned into the happy... Read more »

The Power of Faith: Katie VanderKooi's Journey with Juvenile Scoliosis

A Huge thank you to Katie for sharing her story!  We met Katie and her amazing parents in pre-op holding the day of Katie’s fusion/rod surgery.  It was also the day of William’s first casting.   Quiet conversations in the waiting area led to a unique friendship that has lasted nearly 3 years.  When we were leaving the hospital... Read more »

“Keep your face to sun shine and you cannot see the shadow": Meet our Sunshine, Chloe

“Keep your face to sun shine and you cannot see the shadow": Meet our Sunshine, Chloe
On July 4, 2007, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Chloe and she has changed our lives forever. At the time of her birth though, her name was Baby Girl Eugenio for about 2 days because I am the Queen of Indecisive! Chloe was born with a rare genetic disorder... Read more »
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William, desire + helmet, protection: Meet Iron Will

William, desire + helmet, protection: Meet Iron Will
My beautiful Iron Will We waited 8 long years.  I had convinced myself we would never add another child to our family.  We cherished what we had and wrapped our world around our tiny family.  As surprising as the first, we found out we were having Mr. William.  His name was set in stone long... Read more »

A twist of fate; two families, one small town:Meet Miss Adelyn!

A twist of fate; two families, one small town:Meet Miss Adelyn!
Our beautiful, strong, amazing daughter, Adelyn was born on September 2, 2009.  I had been told since the age of 16 that I would be unable to have children, so to say we were excited was an understatement.  When Adelyn was almost six months old, she bent over to pick up a toy after her... Read more »

Comparing Twins was a blessing: Meet Miss Taylor

Comparing Twins was a blessing: Meet Miss Taylor
Taylor’s Story In December of 2010, we were blessed with twin girls, Addison and Taylor. I had a perfectly normal pregnancy and the girls were born only two weeks early. I had a C-section because Taylor was breach – already causing trouble in the womb! My girls were healthy and beautiful. They tell you not... Read more »
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Meet Miss Makenna

Meet Miss Makenna
Makenna’s Story Makenna has a very rare genetic condition in which one of the complications is progressive scoliosis. The occurance rate of progressive scoliosis in infants in toddlers is very small. For this reason, there aren’t a lot of doctors who are well versed in the latest and best treatment available.  I first noticed Makenna’s curve... Read more »