Mary Lisa Idol
Vice President Of Sales At Michael Kors
In Mary Lisa’s words, she is a “badass Scoliwarrior,” vice-president, wife, and (new) mother to twins.
She credits her scoliosis journey with helping her build the characteristics that have molded her into, what we can only recognize as, a real-life superhero.
Mary Lisa is an outgoing, charismatic, hardworking, and loyal individual who values family and friendships. At twelve, she was diagnosed with scoliosis and was terrified of the unknown. She vividly remembers being handed a piece of paper during school sharing that she had a curve and needed to see a doctor. Her heart dropped, as she started to cry. She was fearful as to what this all meant. Mary Lisa was braced and eventually fused. Accepting her scar was Mary Lisa’s hardest obstacle. She was insecure for so many years and always wanted to cover it up in any way possible. She shared that Back To Healing really helped her embrace the beauty of her scar and realize that she should be proud to show it off. Through her journey, she learned to persevere and be resilient, strong-willed and determined. If she could give advice to her younger self, she would say: