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Tatyana McFadden Wins 2015 Women’s Marathon Wheelchair Race

October 12, 2015  |  Sports

NBC Chicago | Source Follow us: @nbcchicago on Twitter | nbcchicago on Facebook After winning the women's wheelchair race for the fifth consecutive year in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Tatyana McFadden said she was excited Chicago knew her name and cheered her on the entire race. (Published Sunday, Oct.

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Sharing expertise for the best healthcare at the European Reference Networks

October 12, 2015  |  Research

Brussels—The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety organised the  to discuss and to raise awareness on high-quality cross-border healthcare and to present the draft assessment manual and toolbox to be used for assessing the Network proposals. This event brought together specialised healthcare providers, national authorities, decision-makers, patient, NGOs, and

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Brothers, sisters and disability

October 9, 2015  |  News

On this month's show, presenters and guests discuss how much of an impact disability can have on relationships between disabled and non-disabled siblings. Sarah Smith is

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Pre-teen Darren plays the drums and loves music

October 7, 2015  |  Tributes

My son, Darren, was born with spina bifida March 19,2003. He has brought so much joy to our family. He has taught me the meaning of STRONG!Currently a sixth grader, Darren loves music. He plays the drums.—Tonya Shockey, parent

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My Journey with Spina Bifida

October 5, 2015  |  Opinion

by Amiranda BryntesonIn honor of Spina Bifida Awareness Month, this is my story! Please share with your friends and include the hashtag #beyondlimits to show others with Spina Bifida that they are not alone—and to end the stigma on disabilities. Thank you so much!—Randi

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Landon | What life is like (for him)

October 5, 2015  |  Tributes

by Latina AdgerThis is Landon, he is 21 months old and was born with Spina Bifida (myelomeningocele L2/L3), Hydrocephalus, epilepsy, bilateral clubbed feet, dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, and Arnold-Chiari malformation II. He has a VP shunt, and is a partial paraplegic; with absolutely no sensation from the knees down. Landon

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The New Development Goals for 2030 highlight the rights of people with disabilities

October 5, 2015  |  World

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted on 25 September in the United Nations headquarters in New York. The new Agenda emphasises the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities as one of the keys to end poverty and discrimination. UN members agreed on 17 goals to be reached

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