By Karin McCay| email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – You've seen her fly down the field to rally support for the Red Raiders, but did you know the Texas Tech mascot, Christi Chadwell, was born with Spina Bifada. The Masked Rider also developed scoliosis at an early age.
Doctors didn't know if she would be able to walk, much less ride a horse. Thanks to many surgeries and ongoing orthopedic treatment at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Christy is doing whatever she wants to do including trying to raise money for that Dallas hospital, which has served about 3 thousand children from the Lubbock area.
Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Field Scovall, said "It's a unique place. The care is completely free. No person has ever paid a bill for any of the services provided ranging from orthopedic surgeries to neurological disorders like Muscular Dyostrophy and things like that." Christi Chadwell, says "It's really cool to be able to reach out to kids that have several of the same conditions I did, and show them that they can overcome their difficulties and stuff like that."
Since Texas Scottish Rite operates solely on donations and fundraising efforts by the Masons, Christi will provide the shotgun start for the West Texas Golf Classic at Lubbock Country Club, Monday at 12:30 to raise money for that hospital, and the services it provides.
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