Beyond a Curved Spine Initiative is a not-for-profit with focus on raising Scoliosis awareness and helping Scoliosis patients lead better lives in Nigeria.
June is the month of Scoliosis Awareness all over the world! To commemorate and as part of its #ScoliosisAwareness activities for the month, Beyond a Curved Spine will be holding its first ever Scoliosis Open House tagged “Got Your Back 18”.
- Date: Saturday, June 30th, 2018
- Time: 10:00 am
- Venue: Providence Hall, No. 3 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja.
The event will feature conversations on detection, treatment and life experiences. It is an opportunity for everyone to talk about Scoliosis and share their experiences. Medical Professionals, Physiotherapists and Orthotists will be in attendance. There will also be a free scoliosis screening session by certified practitioners so kids are invited! Sign up for free at bit.ly/ScoliosisOpenHouseLagos to attend.
In addition, there will be a Scoliosis Awareness Walk in Jos, Plateau State on the 30th June, 2018 (Details can be found on our social media pages).
Beyond a Curved Spine was borne from a personal struggle! Founded by Abimbola Oladapo and Abisola Oni, two Scoliosis patients leading healthy lives and want to raise awareness and spread encouragement.
Ten years ago while Abby was in high school, her classmate Abimbola (who had been diagnosed with scoliosis two years earlier) pointed out her curve in the bathroom; and because of that, her parents were able to immediately seek help and access more information which resulted in a significant control in curve growth.
This is the sole motivation at Beyond a Curved Spine Initiative, knowing that by EARLY DETECTION, children living with Scoliosis can immediately get help, reducing the health complications and issues that arise from a badly curved spine and also building a community of love and strength for ScoliWarriors!
Indigenous businesses and industries are welcome to support this event in the form of direct sponsorship and/or partnership. Businesses and Industries supporting this event include: YNaija!, Livegiva Consult, Lagos Mums, Slice of Heaven and Settle Table Water
“We all have the power to change a child’s world. The change I’m referring to doesn’t involve mountains of time or even a large charitable contribution. It’s a fairly simple step that has the potential to change a life. It could change one’s self image, interactions with others, as well as improve their happiness and quality of life. All you have to do is be observant. Screening your child for scoliosis is so very important. Why? Because early diagnosis leads to better outcomes!” –Marce K
We #GotYourBack, Nigeria!
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