My name is Modisti Rochelle, and I am 24 years old. I was born with scoliosis, but as a baby doctors told my mother she had nothing to worry about and they brushed it off.. fast forward to my 6th grade year my mother notice I was slanted one day and she kept telling me to stand straight but I honestly thought that I was. So my mother took me to the doctor and then my whole life changed!!
I don’t remember my exact curve degree, but I remember hearing doctors saying surgery was my only option. At the time I had no idea how to feel, I just learned I would be spending that summer having surgery on my spine. During the first surgery I only had my parents, and my mothers army friends. I was terrified and didn’t really understand how serious everything was at the time.
I woke up feeling heavier and could no longer just walk and run as I pleased. A year later after recovering from the first surgery, my incision opened up and we discovered I had a rare staff infection due to a fruit fly that was in the operating room during my surgery. So guess what? 2 more surgeries.
From the 6-8th grade I had a total of 3 surgeries, and at home treatment for the infection. As I child I believed in God but I honestly did not see Him in my situation. Now that I am older, I see clearly how He kept me. I’m able to truly embrace this testimony this story now. Something that I was once ashamed of is now something I want everyone to hear about. Scoliosis is a serious issue, but we serve a God who is bigger than any issue! It’s been 12 years and I’ve experienced some pain along the way, but I am still walking and breathing with metal hardware in my back. I thank God I went through everything when I did, I’m able to look back and truly appreciate His work in my life. It’s like a Faith booster for me, and I hope my story can be that for someone else