Rheon Wolske was born with scoliosis. She had three surgeries before turning 25 to help straighten her spine, but last year she went under the knife for a life altering 9-hour operation.
Doctors replaced a broken rod in her spine which has straightened her back from almost a 50-degree angle to only 15-degrees.
Following six months of physical therapy the 65-year old grandma wants to do something she couldn’t physically do for so long.
“I know I don`t look it but I feel 20 years younger. I have so much energy now,” Rheon said.
Rheon set her goal at 3.1 miles – a 5K with her son.
Three to four days a week she runs when not too long ago, she could barely walk.
“It would be easier to give up and say you`ve got all these great excuses. You`ve had four major back surgeries, you`ve gone through this your whole life, nobody is expecting you to do anything like this, but mostly I`m just challenging myself. I know I can do this,” Rheon said.
Almost 50-years after her first surgery there`s no doubt she will.