June is Scoliosis awareness month, but many people have no idea what scoliosis is, or they think it is a huge disability. Scoliosis is a condition where the spine twists and curves to the side. Approximately 2 to 3% of the population has scoliosis and it usually appears in the teen years. For some reason, it appears more in girls than in boys. Some cases are treated with spinal fusion surgery, and some are treated with braces to help prevent the curve from progressing.
No matter what treatment is chosen, it can be so hard for the teen to deal with this diagnosis.
These two women, Jo and Faith, have been friends for years and are bonded by their mutual love of horses and their shared scoliosis diagnosis.
Scoliosis has not stopped either of them. They both have their own businesses, actively ride and train horses, they model (and in their modelling photos you would never know that they have scoliosis!), and one is even a mom. Scoliosis does affect their day to day life, but they don't let it stop them!