When their beautiful 15 month old daughter, Karleigh, was diagnosed with progressive infantile scoliosis (PIS), Kim Westmiller and her husband had no idea what they were up against. Fortunately, they were able to connect with Heather Hyatt Montoya and the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP) for guidance, support and answers. Answers that led them to Early Treatment with Mehta Growth Guidance Casting that involves the application of specialized casts every 8 weeks that allow 3 year old Karleigh’s spine to actually grow straight. A gentle corrective method rather than invasive surgery and the resulting complications.
Thankful for their daughter’s progress, the Westmillers decided to hold an event that would celebrate Karleigh’s health and success while raising money for ISOP, making sure that support continues for other parents of children with infantile scoliosis.
On October 20, 2013, The Westmillers hosted *Karleigh’s Cause* at Hearthstone Manor in Depew, NY, featuring Terry Buchwald and his wildly popular Tribute to the King (Elvis that is)! The community enthusiastically attended and supported the live and silent auctions raising well over $13,000!
The Westmillers are a powerful testament to Parent Power and their efforts and belief in ISOP are truly an inspiration. Our deepest thanks to you and Karleigh, as well as your amazing community, including the many event sponsors and volunteers, for envisioning Karleigh’s Cause and making it a huge success. Thank You!