Miya H.

Condition: Scoliosis
City, State: Central Point, OR
Club: Scenic Middle School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 10/07/2019

Miya's Story:

• Miya is a sweet and happy 6-year-old girl who attends Jewett Elementary. She loves the color blue and Barbie Dolls.

• Miya was born with a condition called scoliosis (a severe curvature of the spine).

• She spent 2 years in body casting and 3 months in Halo Traction.

• Many surgeries have been required to keep Miya healthy. The most serious surgery was the installation of the Magec Rod in her back.

• The Magec Rod has been very successful. However, it requires lengthening procedures every 4-6 weeks. She will continue to undergo surgeries to extend the rods as she grows.

• Miya has many doctor visits and must continue to receive medical care frequently. She and her family travel to Portland monthly to receive expert care from Shriners Hospital.

• Miya also struggles with ADHD and various sensory conditions.

• Miya will battle medically her entire life, but she has chosen to remain joyful and courageous.

• Miya will be adopted as a Sparrow to Scenic Middle School. Scenic Middle School students will have the opportunity to work hard to raise money for Miya’s ongoing treatment through sponsored community service.

sponsor(s):

Medical Eye Center
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