Stories of Inspiration




Georgette Thomas was nine credits away from completing her culinary degree when she received unexpected news about her back.

  • From Atlantic Highlands, NJ
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Georgette Thomas knew something was wrong. She had fallen for no reason and had experienced tingling in her hands and feet. She was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a condition that was causing her spine to compress and lose fluid. Concerned that her spine might snap if she fell again, Dr. Kazmi immediately performed spinal fusion surgery. Within weeks, Georgette was back in school and looking forward to starting her new life as a chef.

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