The Jury

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Emm Arruda

 Emma Arruda is one of the world’s top models walking alongside Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber on major runways. She has modeled for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, and Ralph Lauren. The first model ambassador for nonprofit Setting Scoliosis Straight, she's determined to teach others about the condition. 

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Dr. Lori Dolan

Dr. Lori Dolan is the PhD powerhouse behind the Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BRAIST) and subsequent publications in New England Journal of Medicine and other respected journals. She is also apart of the  SOSORT leadership. 

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Shae Smith

Shae was Miss Springfield’s Outstanding Teen 2018 and she is a major advocate for early stage detection, intervention and awareness of Scoliosis. She has also lobbied to MO government officials to mandate school screenings across the state and filed Senate Resolution No. 51 declaring September 1st Scoliosis Awareness Day in MO.

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Kiki Anderson

Before being a comedian, Kiki Anderson was an Emmy award-winning news reporter. She has performed at world class venues including the Comedy Store and the Hollywood improv alongside Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Jim Jeffries, and Nick Kroll. 

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Leah Stoltz

Leah Stoltz is the founder of Curvy Girls, an international scoliosis peer support group for girls. She has won a TeenNick halo award and has empowered women with Scoliosis worldwide. 

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Megan Glahn

Megan Glahn is the founder of Scolios-us, a web-based platform intended to empower scoliosis patients with the proper tools and resources they need to be proper brace wearers. She has presented research at national and international conferences and she is a certified orthotist with a Master's degree from Baylor College of Medicine. 

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Stacey Mears

Stacey Mears is the founder of Brace Buddies, a clothing line dedicated to supported increased brace compliance by meeting the immediate needs of bracers. Needs like comfort, protection to skin, and more clothing options while helping to disguise the brace. Brace Buddies has helped to increase self confidence and improve brace compliance among children, teens, and adults. 

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April Wagner

April Wagner, the blogger behind the popular Champagne Colored Glasses, writes about her favorite fashion, travel, recipes and beauty tips. She's had scoliosis since she was 8 years old and is looking into beginning a foundation to help parents with the cost of medical back braces. Her goal is to empower and give confidence to the everyday woman.