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DMC’s: My Journey into the Unknown

Michal Isaacs

The last two years have been life-changing for me. Looking back, it is obvious that my bitachon was being put to the test.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

In March 2010, I started wearing a back brace to correct my scoliosis curve; that means my spine wasn’t straight and when I stood, I looked crooked. The brace was heavy plastic and when I wore it, it was hard to stand, breathe, sit up, or turn over in bed. It made me understand how a turtle must feel when it lands on its back. It was also itchy and hot and I had to wear it every night, even when I was in camp! I was to continue to wear that brace until I stopped growing — almost three full years!

I wore the brace for a year and a half, until after going for a regular routine checkup, I was told I needed surgery because the curve was bigger and would only continue to grow without surgery. I was very scared and upset since I had done everything I was supposed to and it still hadn’t helped.

 

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