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Leah Themistokleous

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At my 15-year annual checkup, I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with an “S” curve - 57 degrees on the top curve and 72 degrees on the bottom. As one of the more severe cases they have seen, surgery was the only option. On November 11, 2019, I had full spinal fusion surgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, performed by Dr. Sponseller. After an 8-hour surgery, my spine was fused from T4 – L4 with two titanium rods and 22 screws. I also woke up 2.5 inches taller. This surgery was the hardest thing I've ever had to go through, and I made it with the support of my family, friends and the amazing medical community.

Advances in therapy and research are not possible without financial support. I have made it my mission to raise both funds and awareness for a cause that changed my life forever.

Every $1 provides an hour of scoliosis research to further advance spinal deformity treatments.   

Thank you so much for your support,

Leah Themistokleous


Setting Scoliosis Straight is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to empowering families impacted by scoliosis through education, connection, and research. Our mission is to support discoveries and advance techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities in children and adolescents worldwide.

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