Facing life changing surgery in an attempt to correct 116 degrees of scoliosis curves, Christine Whitmarsh was given three distinct and distinctly terrifying odds – paralysis, death, or coming out of the surgery alive and functional, free to resume her nineteen year old life. Up until that moment, Christine’s life had been fairly normal as a slightly neurotic, hyper achieving, rail thin, towheaded New England teenager with ambitions to become “the next Barbara Walters.” Her life after the surgery would eventually become normal too, albeit a new sort of normal, as an entrepreneur, professional creative, and, unexpectedly, in the fourth decade of her life, a circus artist, but this story isn’t about navigating normal. Join us as Dr Kristy Harvell discusses Christine’s incredible story of hope and her book The Power of the Curve: A Memoir About Finding Strength in Life’s Surprises.
Christine’s Website: https://christine-ink.com/
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