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Bent But Not Broken: One Family's Scoliosis Journey

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For the Butters family, the punch that knocked the wind out of their lungs was a diagnosis of severe idiopathic scoliosis for their twelve-year-old daughter, Avery. The only viable treatment option was spinal fusion surgery.

It was a terrifying prospect to stare down, and one that even after several months of appointments, research, and internet searches did not yield muc
Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published January 20th 2018 by Meath Press
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Nate C.
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
"You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be present, and it will make all the difference in the world.”

One could take a lot of lessons from this heartfelt book, but this is the one that rung most true to me. When Avery’s family learns that their daughter has Scoliosis severe enough to require surgery, father Andrew and mother Jodi (and, of course, Avery herself) are distraught, terrified and anxiety-ridden, but they are always there for one another, and are quick to recognize when one o
Alan Lampe
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Andrew Butters, his wife, and his daughter give a great account of Avery's scoliosis diagnosis, surgery, and recovery. From Avery's doctors, medical staff, school principal, teachers, friends, and family all cheer her on. Andrew and Jodi's co-workers provide support as well. The book shows the good in the community to help one person heal. It does a lot more than that, but it's awesome to hear so many people come together and offer help to Avery. I enjoyed learning about the family and how they ...more
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