Patient of the Month: Graceston

April 2022

Over the past few years, Curlene noticed her son Graceston had a bow in his legs that continued to worsen to the point of limiting his ability to walk. From their home country of the Bahamas, Curlene brought her 11-year-old son to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in 2021 for a medical consult, where she first met Nicklaus Children’s orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Horowitz. Graceston needed surgery to begin to correct the abnormal curvature of his legs, but mom was unable to pay for the necessary treatment. Because of the generosity of people like you, the family was able to receive financial support for Graceston’s surgery earlier this spring.

Today, Graceston still largely uses a wheelchair to get around, but his legs are getting stronger and he is walking more. This is not the end of his journey. As he grows into a teenager and adult, a team of specialists at Nicklaus Children’s will continue to monitor him to determine if more surgery or treatments are needed.

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