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Dec 15, 2011

Belizean teen gets life saving surgery for severe scoliosis

A Belizean teen has received life saving surgery oversees and the case is so touching it made on international news. Thirteen year old Riley Armstrong is now receiving physical therapy sessions that are giving him a new chance at leading a normal teenager’s life. Riley was born with severe scoliosis, a condition that would almost certainly kill him early in life. His spine was curved, not allowing him to stand straight, and stifling the growth of his organs, including the heart.  But thanks to a group of Tampa Bay doctors, his prognosis is much different.  His mother, Edith Armstrong, was heartbroken when her son became the target of bullies in Belize, who would push him and call him names. Here’s the report that was broadcast on Fox News.

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3 Responses for “Belizean teen gets life saving surgery for severe scoliosis”

  1. leonardo s tzib says:

    if only his classmates or friends would have realized the grave error in bullying him, i am sure they would have considered that this world is filled with surprises. yes, he was bullied, but life is a cycle. “i have seen the sin of you and your parents to the fourth generation: Exodus 20″ What these bully people should now do is to send contribution to his parents as a form of reward for the stress he went and thus to cover his complete recovery. NO TO BULLYING RESPECT LIFE

  2. Earl Grey says:


  3. feste says:

    I have scully also. that’s why i have to stay home alot.

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