Recovering Confidence After Scoliosis surgery is a new not for profit organisation that is being set up. At the moment it provides support for young people who have been diagnosed with scoliosis and their parents.
Our aim for the future is to set RCASs up as a charity that can help increase the confidence and contribute to an improved quality of life for young people who have had surgery for scoliosis.
The one thing I am passionate about is helping people. It is what makes me happy. On the 5th anniversary of my operation for scoliosis, I decided that I had learned enough and was ready to help make a difference.
The Mission statement
"Increase confidence and contribute to an improved quality of life for young people who have had surgery for scoliosis."
To learn about the impacts of scoliosis and surgery on young people, please visit the 'What Is Scoliosis' page.
Luckily, some people that have surgery, bounce back into normal life with minimal problems. However, on the other end of the spectrum, there are a lot of struggles.
Many young people who have had surgery who are otherwise healthy and recovered, have lost confidence in themselves. This has had detrimental impacts on themselves, their families, and their futures. However, with the right encouragement, support and modelling in order to ‘get back into things’ they would thrive and be more successful.
At RCASs, we want to help ‘put them back on the same level as their peers’, of which they have been disadvantaged from.
Why is it important that we set up RCASs as a NFP?
Nothing exists to help people post surgery to help with extra accommodations, to help them do something they thought they wouldn’t be able to do physically or mentally, that is challenging and provides a sense of achievement and happiness. There is currently no organised ambassadorship to show these young people that the future is bright and no funding to help this happen.
RCASs is in the process of partnering with other organisations to help young people and their families experiencing the impacts of scoliosis.