Alyah Carpenter

This is my Mom's side of the family and I. This picture was took about 2 years ago when my family and I got pictures taken. I have 10 siblings. I enjoy listening to music, going outside, and hanging out with people.

Three Things About Me


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

I have scoliosis. This means that my spine is curved. My spine is in the form of a backwards "S". We found out that i had scoliosis in 2012. I go to Shriner's Hospital for Children in Erie. On August 12, 2012 at 12:00pm, I went into my first ever surgery. I got a spinal fusion done. The surgery itself took 8 hours, but recovery took months. I was in the hospital (above) for 5 days. All i have left from the surgery is a scar almost all the way down my back and 2 rods screwed to my spine on each side. My mom's dad, my aunt, and my mom all had this surgery. out of all of us, mine was the worst. The curves of my spine both started out at  45 degrees, but then got to 58 and 52 degrees. they are now both at 35 degrees because of the surgery.


Picture taken by Debra Gilmore Photography

I love photography. This picture wasn't taken by me, but i would love to be able to take photos like this in the future. I have a simple camera to start out with. I met a famous photographer named Greg Zbach. I even got his signature!


Bombshell Volume by Lashblast

I love to do makeup. on a daily basis it takes me about 15 minutes to do mine. I use 1 eyeliner and 4 different mascaras. I started doing makeup in 7th grade. i mostly love mascara and eyeliner. I don't really like eye shadow.

My Goals

1) I want to graduate high school. I will have to get good grades and turn in all my assignments. Working hard and doing my best will also make it so i graduate.

2) I want to volunteer at least once in my life. I would prefer to be able to help those in need. I have always wanted to volunteer for something, but never gotten to. Volunteering seems like it would be fun.

3) To start babysitting. I took the Red Cross online course and passed. I have a certificate. The course wasn't hard you just have to pay attention. It was only 4 hours.I just need to start babysitting.

I Would Love to Go to...

New York City

New York City

I would love to go there because there is so much to see and do there. I would love to see at least 1 Broadway show there and be able to go shopping. New York City seems like and exciting place to go.

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