By Brian Scott
Sixteen-year-olds Markos and Tamrat Bogale stepped off a plane into America for the first time this weekend; hoping their stay in North Texas will prove life-changing.
The twin brothers from Ethiopia have long shared a common problem: severe cases of scoliosis.
Markos’s spine curves about 60 percent while brother Tamrat lives with a 120 percent curve that leaves him unable to stand up straight.
In Ethiopia, the funds and resources to fix that kind of disorder are scarce, but they’re finding renewed hope in the Lone Star State.
During a pilgrimage to the African country this year, Dr. Theodore Belanger from the Texas Back Institute met the boys and examined their situation.
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