Scoliosis is hard, but it's a little less hard with Higgy Friends!
Founded August 2023
Higgy Friends is a division of Higgy Bears, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps kids and teens with scoliosis.
Higgy Friends Groups are FUN groups, not "support groups" for kids and teens with scoliosis. They will be a way to meet other scoliosis families in your area. Scoliosis is a very isolating condition . A lot of kids do not know others going through the same thing. Higgy Friends will help facilitate the process of meeting others in your area in a structured way so that kids and teens can know that they are not alone.
Activities may include things like getting ice cream, going bowling, going to the park, making blankets or cards for kids in your area or simply being kids and hanging out!
Meetings will be hosted by a local Higgy Family. The family will plan fun activities and get togethers for the kids and teens once a month so that they can all get to know each other. The family will also coordinate with local doctor's offices to share flyers and spread the word about their group.
Interested in joining a Higgy Friends Group? There are currently about 25 families throughout the US and Canada that expressed interest in starting a group. These cities are marked in blue. The cities in red are cities where groups are officially set up . The first meetings for these groups will be in September or October.
Please fill out the contact form below if you are interested in joining any of the groups (official or unofficial). If you do not see a group in your area, I'd love for you to start one! I will return your email with more information as soon as possible.
Please note, filling out the form simply lets me know that you are interested in setting up a group. We will then chat about it and go from there!
As a Host Higgy Family, you would have the following responsibilities: