Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Exactly 25 years ago I was wearing dental and back braces while I was going places...Today, I am using a wheelchair, walker and wearing a leg brace while walking at a steady pace because NOW I have a permanent space IN THIS COLORFUL FINE ARTS RACE!

I am a SCOLIOSIS SURVIVOR, it is a permanent curvature of the back spine and rib cage. Each person with scoliosis will have different types of symptoms depending on where the curve is located on the back and their age. There are also many different ways to treat the nerve damage, crippling pain and increased skeletal bone structure movement that a scoliosis spinal curve can cause in other parts of the human body. 

SCOLIOSIS is not the same as osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, bone cancer or having a slip disc. Therefore it cannot be cured with the same medical procedures. It is very important to see a professional orthopedic doctor for the best quality long-term care. Most people may have to wear a back brace or have corrective surgery. 

I have worn a back brace and had back surgery when I was only 12 years old. I now have permanent metal screws, pins and rods in my back to keep my spine from curving into a s or c shape but there will always be a slight curve in my back. God has blessed me with the best medical team and I will always be forever thankful for His healing power, grace and mercy. 

I also broke my ankle 6 months ago and again God has been faithful in providing the best quality care, equipment and medical treatment that was necessary for me to walk again. 

I am very grateful and thankful to see new treatment programs, technology and research about SCOLIOSIS, because it is a very serious and life long condition. Everyday is a new journey for people with scoliosis and sometimes the physical pain is beyond understanding. There will definitely be some days where you cannot physically move and there will also be good days. 

If you had or currently have a serious medical condition, disability or surgical procedure always believe and have faith in God for the Healing Power to restore your body, mind and soul to be healthier. 

Men and Women who have Scoliosis are survivors and victorious every single day of their lives, when your recovery seems tough ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME and that OUR BACKS MATTER!!!

The Fine Arts Journey of Shurvon-Shaynlicia will continue!!!

PAINT + PAPER + PAINT BRUSH = 25 REASONS i LOVE ART ~ The 2nd myheART's Designer Series for 2015.

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