Helping Paige Lyon
“I want to thank everyone so very much. Our Fundraiser on June 24 was amazing. Everyone had so much fun. We raised over $20,000 for my surgery. I couldn’t have done this without the help from all the people at Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty, Gold Country Gymnastics, donations from local businesses and all the generous donations from people of this community and beyond. It means so much to me. My hope of getting the surgery I need is turning into reality, and it’s because everyone came together to help. So far we have raised $103,000 out of the $150,000 goal. Thank you so much. Through this experience I realized what community means. In a world that seems divided at times, I know that when everyone comes together, amazing things can happen. That’s what community means to me. Sending my love to all.” — Paige Lyon
Two years ago Paige was diagnosed with scoliosis. At first, her curve was a moderate 32 degrees. She wore a brace for 18-23 hours per day. Unfortunately, her curve continued to progress and it is now over 70 degrees. Her spine has twisted, causing a hump in her rib cage. This condition has affected her movement as well as her self-esteem and self-confidence. She battles with the daily physical, emotional and social struggles that come with scoliosis. Presently, her only remaining option is surgery. Specifically, Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC).
Because Paige has “severe scoliosis” there is only one group of surgeons, located in the New York/New Jersey area that will do the ASC procedure. They are Dr. Antanocci, Dr. Betz and Dr. Cuddihy, also known as Drs. ABC, at the Institute of Spine and Scoliosis.
Paige flew out to New York/New Jersey and met with Drs. ABC. The doctors felt Paige would be a good candidate for the ASC procedure and are confident that they can help correct her curvature. Due to her age, they have recommended doing the surgery as soon as possible. This will stop the advancing curvature and allow her remaining growth to re-form her spine, rib cage and muscles.
Time is of the essence.
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