In the summer of 2017, Addyson Newberry began experiencing pain in her right hip. By November, the pain worsened and her mom, Kyra, an NICU nurse at UMC, contacted Dr. Michel Diab, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon.
Dr. Diab diagnosed Addyson with hip dysplasia. Because the surgery to address the issue was a major one, surgery wasn’t performed until June 2018. It was an 8-hour surgery in which the right hip had to be broken down in order to be rebuilt. Addyson was in the hospital for one week, and out of competitive cheer—her passion—for 12 weeks. This excited the Newberrys as she originally was supposed to be out of cheer for 3-6 months.
She has now had surgery on her left hip, as well as the screws removed from her right hip. She will need surgery to remove the screws from her left hip in coming months, but, for now, she is glad to be going into her senior year able to continue participating in competitive cheer and begin tumbling again!
Seeing children, like Addyson, go home healthy is the reward for the many dollars and volunteer hours given to Children’s Miracle Network at the UMC Children’s Hospital. Be a part of someone’s Miracle Story by giving today at: bit.ly/give2umc!