Pari suffered from scoliosis, a malady which not only makes life difficult physically, but emotionally as well, especially for a young person.

She had surgery in Iran, and was then placed in a full body cast. As a result, she had severely inverted knees, and was told in Iran that she would need an osteotomy and would be bedridden for three months.

Through the efforts of FCI, she was brought to the United States, where she was given a complete evaluation by Dr. Steven Koop of Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. Koop determined that surgery was not needed. Instead, she has undergone an aggressive course of physical therapy along with a complete nutritional program.

Within a month, the change was already evident- her knees were back to normal. She had more evaluations and has since returned to Iran to pursue her education.