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January 01, 2008

As a child, she was surrounded by doctors. Some things never change.

Carol Truncale’s story isn’t just about how she prevailed through a severe childhood case of scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. It’s about what she did when she grew up.

She became a nurse—a decision inspired by the support and dedication she received from her own medical team during her long years of treatment and successful recovery.

Carol Truncale’s story leaves us with two of the most contagious messages we know: don’t give up, and remember to give back. If Carol’s story inspires just one more person to make a difference, then its telling here has been well worth while.

Celebrating Human Healing. Visit orthoinfo.org and aaos.org/75years.

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