Angela, I was just coming on to see if there was an update from you. Too funny about the Caucasian box!
I agree, as the parent, you should have a say, too. What teen is going to opt for surgery and a 6 mos. recovery. It should have been phrased as a family decision. She is probably glad that no brace is recommended right now.
As for yoga, it is tough and definitely would strengthen her core. They make really beautiful yoga outfits, maybe that would help make her interested. How nice that your family friend and grandma offered to go with her to a class.
I'm glad you saw the specialist, I know it's been weighing heavily on your mind. Keeping you in my thoughts!