While she was receiving treatment for scoliosis, Chonise Bass didn't think anyone else knew what she was going through.
"I thought I was the only person in Atlanta that had scoliosis," she said.
Now that she has gone through both bracing and spinal fusion surgery, she wants others with scoliosis to know they are not alone.
When she was in fifth grade, Chonise's parents started noticing that her posture was getting worse. The family's pediatrician, Dorothy Wiggins, M.D., recommended they take Chonise to see Jorge Fabregas, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Scottish Rite hospital.