Quinn can tell you exactly what her condition is, what surgeries, tests and treatments she has had and why.
Quinn was diagnosed with meningocele, one of three main types of spina bifida, a condition that develops a defect in the formation of the spine. Quinn also had a tethered spinal cord, a condition where the spinal cord is attached (tethered) at the base of the spine and cannot move freely.
Despite all the pain she has experienced through her surgeries, Quinn’s positive attitude continues to shine through. Making others smile and laugh is a big part of her day and the staff of the Janeway Hospital has been the recipient of her special gift. Her bravery has no limits and has been an incredible source of support for her mom, Kim.
Because of a growth hormone deficiency, she is smaller than other girls her age, but she doesn’t let that stop her! Her quirky sense of humour, her determination and courage, and her never-ending patience make her truly extraordinary.
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