Monday, February 13, 2012

I(We) got your back!

" I got your back" or " We got your back" is a term we have heard over the years. It means I will protect you from harm. I will back you up if someone/something bothers you, or I will take care of you. For children with Infantile Scoliosis, this term goes way deeper. On a positive note, it means that we are here for you. We( LCC) are a group of people who are here for one another. We will not let anyone or anything(Scoliosis) cause you harm or distress. We will be there for you when you laugh, cry or want to scream! We will be there for cast #1 to cast #23. We got your back! This also brings our miracle.. the CAST into the picture. The cast literally has our childrens' backs. It is wrapped around them so tight and there to hug our children when we can't for 8-12 weeks at a time. The cast is protecting our children from harm(Scoliosis). It is our piece of hope that our children will have straight spines someday. On a negative note, scoliosis also HAS our childrens' back. It is causing them harm, discomfort, and twisting our babies' spines. It is saying to our children," I got your back!" So far in 2012,  2 of our casting children have been given the news that they are straight and will be cast free: Massimo and Cadence. To scoliosis we say, YOU DO NOT HAVE THEIR BACKS ANYMORE!" To our casting friends we say, "We will always have your back!" We will forever protect you from harm and distress. To the cast we say, " Please have our children' back!" because if it will make them straight we will be blessed!