As the girls were leaving the stage, they had a visitor, Simon Cowell. “Simon came and spoke to us backstage,” Julia said. “Just walking off stage and he said he was paying for it [the surgery] and I couldn’t believe it.”
She explained, “I always wanted the surgery but could never afford it. I owe Simon so much because if he hadn’t paid for me, my curve would have continued to increase, leaving me unable to dance and in a lot of pain. Having an operation was my only choice.”
Simon generously provided Julia with the $240,000 she would need to have the life-changing surgery.
“The surgeons said they didn’t understand how I’d been dancing with that curve,” she said. “But thanks to the operation, my flexibility should be similar to people without scoliosis.”
Julia plans to make the best of her new lease on life. “Before, I’d always wear a big baggy jumper to cover my back. Now I love how my back looks – there will be no stopping me in 2018.”
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