Lauren Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Stacy Lewis has proved to be a huge inspiration with her story.
A raffle ticket changed the course of Stacy Lewis’ life and career.
Diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11, Lewis wore a back brace for 18 hours a day until she graduated from high school.
She had surgery that didn’t correct the curvature in her spine. Her orthopedic surgeon, Gary Brock, played in a charity golf event and won a series of golf lessons with the pro at Woodlands Country Club where Lewis belonged.
He didn’t know Lewis was good enough to get a scholarship to Arkansas. He began to learn more about her as he took his lessons.
As he did he came up with an alternative plan for surgery to help her become more flexible.
He did the surgery, inserting a single rod with five screws. It was a more complex and painful surgery, but it has proven to be a very big decision for Lewis and her life.