Cole and the Crooked Flower
While exploring his garden Cole finds a crooked flower. Determined to help the flower grow straight, Cole tries everything he can think of, including milk to make it grow stronger, massage to work out it's kinks, even a hair iron. Finally, with a little bit of help, he finds a gentle cure, and soon his flower is the tallest, straightest in the garden.
All proceeds from this book go to the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program. The Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program helps train doctors in and connect parents to this life saving treatment. Without them our son would not be where he is today!
- The Back Story
- Infantile Scoliosis
In 2008, our son Cole, was born with Progressive Infantile Scoliosis. He was diagnosed at 15 months old and by 17 months old started treatment, using serial body casting with the hope of avoiding surgery. My husband wrote this book to help explain the condition and the treatment to our young son, in a fun, simple way. We are happy to share that in 2010 his treatment successfully cured his scoliosis. Today Cole is 4 years old and has a 2 degree curve. He is expected to continue to grow straight.
Don't have a kid with scoliosis? - Don't worry it is a great story for any child, and would make a fantastic donation to a library, or doctors office.
Scoliosis is the curvature and rotation of the spine. Progressive Infantile Scoliosis is a rare form of scoliosis affecting approximately 1 in 10,000 children from birth to age 3 years. Unlike the more commonly known form of adolescent scoliosis, infantile scoliosis is a very serious condition that requires immediate treatment. Children under 3 still have lots of growing to do, and without treatment their spines will continue to curve and rotate as they grow. This unfortunately can result in rapid progression of the condition potentially leading to physical deformity, discomfort, respiratory and heart problems. The good news is that in the majority of cases this rapid growth can also be the CURE.
For more information visit the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program or send us an email.