“Curvebusters” is a Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Philadelphia-based support group started approximately 15 years ago by a teenage scoliosis patient and her mother to help other patients and parents facing the prospect of spinal surgery.
Once a month a meeting is held at the hospital with an open invitation for any patient family wanting to learn more about the spinal surgery experience from those who have traveled the same journey of difficult decisions, apprehensions, expectations and hope. Parents and (mostly teen) patients talk face-to-face and share experiences about what to expect before, during and after surgery. All who have benefited from the support are encouraged to continue involvement with the group to “pay it forward”.
Curvebusters meets on the second Monday of each month at the hospital.
For more information please call Barbara McHale at 215-368-3043 or e-mail: email@example.com