My 11yr old daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis last year. After going back for check-ups her curve was getting worse. So she was just fitted with a body brace that she has to wear for 18hrs a day for the next 3 years. As per the doc's instructions we have been gradually making her wear it. Right now she wears it to sleep. We aren't even at the tightest setting and I can see how uncomfortable it is...sometimes even painful. She has been very good about it. But, as a parent nothing is worse than seeing your kid suffering or in pain. I was watching Supernatural last night. And in show the father Gives up his life to save his son . And I really thought how true that is. I would gladly change places with my daughter so she wouldn't have go through this.