The last 10 years of Frances Scott’s life has left her teetering between loss and pain. Sharing this part of her life is not easy.
“I stayed in shape. I ran, I did everything I was supposed to do,” Scott said in her backyard as tears streamed down her face. “I had to do this twice. There are dishes that I can't stand to do. There's laundry on the floor that I can't bend to pick up. I was going to be a good mom. I was going to take them skiing. I was going to play basketball with them. They took all that from me.”
Once a successful television anchor in North Carolina, she was an active mom in her 30s with a husband and three kids. They were building a good life.
Hip pain then took over.
“[Doctors] said, ‘We think you were born without sockets and when you stood up to walk, the sockets formed in the wrong place,’” she recalled.