Shriners Hospitals for Children helps young woman with Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine and it occurs most often in children during the growth spurt just before puberty.

Nineteen year-old Ayumi Sakamoto was treated for scoliosis at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Honolulu. The competitive golfer says the care she received at Shriners allowed her to continue doing what she loves.


Shriners Hospitals for Children treats keiki with everyday orthopedic issues from sports and playground injuries to broken bones. More than 70% of their patients are local families.



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