December 16, 2015

Isobel has hip dysplasia. She was born with it, and so was I. We’ve both had multiple surgeries, casts, braces, and therapy to help fix our hips. Isobel’s hip was finally fixed this year. It took eight surgeries, the resolute efforts of a highly skilled surgeon and his team, nearly 11 months of spica casts, many days in the hospital, multiple braces, and countless hours of physical therapy. I’ve written an essay about her journey (and mine) in a new book that’s been published this week, “Onward! Navigating Hip Dysplasia, PAO Surgery, and Beyond”.

I am grateful to Jen Lesea-Ames, for her beautiful strength, dedication, and passion for her project. I believe her book will change so many lives for the better- people who thought they were alone in their struggles with hip dysplasia will find that they are not- and that there’s a community of people who understand and empathize. It’s a powerful thing, empathy. She’s connecting people and creating a brand new support system for all of us. Thank you, Jen.

Here’s a link to Jen’s PAO Project website:

Here’s a link to the book on Amazon:




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