Join Beamer and a classroom full of Middle School students on their journey to learn about Scoliosis. Dr. Moe helps us understand how the spine is impacted and what can be done to help, while the students teach us that no matter what happens in life, we should all show kindness and friendship to one another.
"I really enjoyed this book. Cindy Chambers has captured the feelings of children at the typical age at which scoliosis is discoveredmiddle school. Because scoliosis develops silently and gradually, creating awareness helps timely detection. The reactions, care and proper support are so accurately described here. Both personal and group dimensions are covered. All of the information is accurate. I think this book will help many young people to deal with this challenge in a successful way."
Paul David Sponseller, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Department Executive Vice Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
"This clear, concise, and fun story, , makes it easy to understand what scoliosis is, how it is detected, diagnosed, and often treated. It also reveals every child's desire to be accepted by their peers, particularly when something beyond their control, like scoliosis, makes them different. Patients who have the support of their family, friends and medical professionals that "have your back" make all the difference, just like in Adie's experience.
We are very grateful for Cindy Chambers, Dr. Moshirfar, and Mrs. Allan's 8th grade class at J. Lupton Simpson Middle School for their kindness in writing this wonderful book, promoting education, awareness, and compassionate care for children with scoliosis."
Luke Stikeleather, BSW, CO
President, National Scoliosis Center , Fairfax, Virginia
"Thank you for writing this outstanding story to help children understand scoliosis. Beamer and Dr. Moe do a great job explaining this common developmental pediatric condition. The more we empower our young patients with knowledge about their health conditions, the more they will embrace their differences and support their peers."
Barbra Jill McCabe, MD, FAAP
Medical Dirctor Pediatric Emergency and Hospitalist Services, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, Virginia
"What an honor to have Cindy Chambers share her talents with the students of J. Lupton Simpson Middle School! Her leadership and vision brought young minds to this dynamic and creative process to produce a book that will help children everywhere face the unknowns of scoliosis. In this twelfth Tell Me Town book, Cindy not only educates young readers but inspires middle school students. She provides students with an opportunity to make a difference in the world around them. Now if that's not respect, thoughtfulness and kindness, what is?"
Chad D. Runfola
Principal, J. Lupton Simpson Middle School, Leesburg, Virginia