Hi guys! My name is Ryan. You can usually find me helping my Uncle in his animal shelter. I love all the animals he has there but my favorite are the kittens, mostly because they are the softest things I’ve ever felt. I have to be careful though because sometimes their fur gets caught in the Velcro of my scoliosis brace, so I usually bring a shirt to put over it.

I’ve been wearing my scoliosis brace for about a year now. I need it because when I was little my spine began to curve. I have to wear my brace for 23 hours a day, I really only take it off when I shower and get changed. My brace helps to push my spine into a straight line until I finish growing. This means that one day I won’t have to wear my brace AND my spine will be straight!