About the Project: I am starting the Finding Scoliosis Kindly (FiSK) Project to increase global scoliosis awareness, and advocate for early management and treatment to prevent or improve the challenging physical, social, and emotional effects of it. I chose to call this project “Finding Scoliosis Kindly (FiSK)” because the effects of scoliosis are hidden. People feel like their pain, suffering, and their curved spine are invisible. It is more common to see people with crutches or a cast than to see someone openly wearing a back brace. Due to this, people may focus solely on the noticeable nature of a brace, rather than consider why that person may be wearing one. This can make those with scoliosis feel self-conscious. It is important that we address issues like scoliosis and raise awareness in a kind and tolerant way, so that people with scoliosis can feel heard and seen, and these important conversations can be held in a natural and compassionate way.
Raising Scoliosis Awareness: FiSK Project helps connect us all in raising awareness and correcting misconceptions about scoliosis, and helps adolescents to lead this awareness and take action to improve knowledge and encourage healthier attitudes about scoliosis. I encourage you to join me by committing to the Finding Scoliosis Kindly (FiSK) Pledge in order to spread empathy and compassion in our community one person at a time, by performing one kind act a day, whether or not you or they have scoliosis. Thank you for your support.