Because my doctor and school never checked for scoliosis, I had no idea I had it. My mission is to reinstate scoliosis checks in schools and am currently crafting a Keegan Cares Bill with state legislators.
Since 2007, Indiana schools no longer screen for scoliosis. Most schools nationwide don’t as well. To educate on the signs of scoliosis, I speak to school health classes about my journey. More on Speaking here.
Scoliosis can occur suddenly in kids ages 10-15 during a growth spurt. Girls are 10x more susceptible to severe scoliosis. It can be idiopathic, meaning no known cause, and/or hereditary.