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The best place to be

A story by "509 Lifestyle Magazine" about Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane

Taken from a story by Dan Thompson, 509 Lifestyle Magazine

Shae has been a regular at the Spokane Shriners Hospital since she was a baby. It started with a one-week stint when she was 1 year old to address the scoliosis that was apparent in her spine.

From then on, it was check-up appointments every six to 12 months – up until this visit, which could be as long as three months and a week.

“I planned it to the day,” said Shae, now 14 years old. “It depends how fast my body stretches.”

The top and bottom of her spine are straight, but there is a significant curve in the middle. Shae started her most recent stint at Shriners [Hospitals for Children — Spokane] in early January as a 4-foot-9 (and a half) teenager. But thanks to the halo that’s been slowly stretching her back, she is now closer to 4-foot-11.

Read the entire story at 509 Lifestyle Magazine.