On Feb. 25, 2012, Macey was diagnosed with severe scoliosis after having right, shoulder pain.
The Devils Lake Journal first brought you her story in April of 2012.

On Feb. 25, 2012, Macey was diagnosed with severe scoliosis after having right, shoulder pain.
The Devils Lake Journal first brought you her story in April of 2012.

Macey’s journey
What appeared to be a large mass was really her spine curving around her heart and protruding outward. Macey had a rare, triple curve. At that time she only had 63 percent of her lung function.

On April 17, 2012, Macey under went a new and experimental procedure, called the Shilla technique. It was the placement of two rods and screws placed at the end of the deformations of the spine. The screws then slide up the rods to guide the direction of the spine as it grows. Macey's spine was also fused above and below the rods to prevent spinal crank shafting.
 

On July 1, 2015, at Macey's  yearly check up the doctor found that Macey's spine had a couple screws that had come loose; but were still performing their job. He felt it was unnecessary to do surgery at the time and Macey felt she didnt want to go thru it again.
However, on July 6th of this year the doctor found that one of the loose screws near Macey's shoulder region was stuck and not moving. Causing her shoulder pain again. The doctor felt this needed to be fixed right away.

Macey today                                                                                                                 On Sept. 12, 2016, Macey will undergo surgery again. The intraoperative nerophsyiological monitoring will be used again to evaluate the movement of the spinal cord and nerves. The existing rods and screws will be removed, and new rods and screws will be placed. Macey has a Caring Bridge site for those who want to follow her journey.

She also has an account set up at Western State Bank if anyone would like to help with expenses that accompany all the travel and miscellaneous expenses that add up.