Widalys Paredes was diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 12. Her first thought was a fearful one, not knowing the severity of Scoliosis, and hoping that she would not have to undergo surgery on her spine, as she knew that the recovery process was not easy.
After having her world turn upside down from the diagnosis, the hardest obstacle that Widalys had to overcome was quitting Gymnastics. She was told to be careful at all times, especially when doing little things.
Despite all of that, she loves playing with babies, but with her mobility being affected, many individuals would not give her the opportunity. She wore a brace, which at times was mentally and physically challenging for her, as there were times that the brace was not comfortable.
Today, Widalys stays active through her many hobbies, utilized to make her spine feel great.
Her biggest achievement to date is her ability to wear her brace all day, as she never thought that she would be able to do it.
Widalys hopes that her story makes all individuals feel motivated and inspired. She also advises people affected by Scoliosis to not slouch, and encouraged them that things will always get better.