Nancy considers this day one of her “birthdays” as it’s the date she had the surgery that would correct a very serious spinal curvature. This surgery had been scheduled after the meeting in which her doctor said, “If you don’t have the surgery, this will be fatal.” The words rang in her ears—and though scary, she somehow knew that she would be fine. Her 12-year old ever-optimistic self-responded, “OK. Let’s go!”
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