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The End of Normal

by Rebecca Rupnick The dictionary defines normal as conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. As a middle school teacher and before becoming a mother of an amazing child with Spina Bifida, I lived a normal life in a normal house with a normal job and a normal family. I never thought too much […]

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Physical Activity Brings Lasting Bone Benefits

NIH Research Matters | Original Link by Harrison Wein, Ph.D., Vicki Contie, Carol Torgan, Ph.D. A study of professional baseball players showed that some benefits of building bone during youth can last a lifetime. The research also confirmed that continued physical activity can help maintain bone strength as we age. Bone is a living tissue […]

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Figley sets course for Dubai

Morning Journal News | Original Link by CHRIS RAMBO East Palestine, Ohio, United States -Physical disability has confined Chelsi Figley mostly to a wheelchair, but it has not limited her desire or diminished her potential. Paralyzed since birth with spina bifida, Figley-a 2001 graduate of East Palestine high school-has developed into a world-class weightlifter. This […]

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‘I’d do anything to help my little girl’

Bedfordshire On Sunday | Original Link by KATHRYN CAIN Bedfordshire, United Kingdom ?WHEN supermum Hannah Whitlock found out at 18 years old that she was pregnant and her baby had spina bifida, things were tough. Since then her and daughter Lucy-Rose have gone from strength to strength and are taking on the world for charity… […]

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Utah Family Activity March 29th: Hill Aerospace Museum

Spina Bifida Intermountain Support Group | Original Link Come to our first activity of the year! Hill Aerospace Museum Come and see over 90 military aircraft, missiles, and aerospace vehicles! Take this opportunity to have some family fun and to get together with other families!! Take Exit 338 off I-15 in Roy Utah. Enter the […]

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Florida senior strives for U.S. Paralympics

Bright House Sports Network | Original Link by Lindsay Liquori Lecanto, Florida, United States ?Matthew Giardino is easily one of Lecanto’s most decorated track and field stars. “My main events are the 200 and 800,” said Giardino. “I do the shot put as well.” He is a six-time high school state gold medalist. His talents […]

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?Outrageous? sale raises $54,500 for Spina Bifida Jacksonville

Bidding war helps Hasselblad sell two Lunar cameras for $54K at charity auction Peta Pixel | Original Link by DL Cade Still think there?s no market for overpriced Hasselblad Sony clones? This might change your mind. Thanks to a heated bidding war at the Amelia Island Concours d?Elegance exotic car festival, two ? we?ll call […]

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Underwood doesn?t let spina bifida stand in the way of his dreams

Ahwatukee Foothills News | Original Link by Andrea Daly Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States ?Each year, about 1,500 babies are born with spina bifida, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. Spina bifida occurs when the spinal cord does not form properly before birth and causes a malformation in the skull, which can […]

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Boy with spina bifida desperately needs new car seat

Skegness Standard | Original Link Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom ?The public are being urged to help a five-year-old boy from Alford who desperately needs a new car seat to help him get around safe and sound. Oscar Biglands has spina ?bifida which mean he cannot stand or walk on his own. He is paralysed from […]

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Stem cell findings may offer answers for some bladder defects, disease

Science Daily | Original Link by University of California – Davis Health System Summary For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient’s defective or diseased bladder. The breakthrough is significant because it provides a pathway to […]

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