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Area toddler battling the odds  -  23 Nov 2009
Martinsburg JournalThe neonatologist at Winchester Medical Center informed the couple that Brenden's troubles were a result of a developmental birth defect called spina bifida ...

Coach a rock — and so's his wife  -  23 Nov 2009
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFor beyond the trials of dealing with her husband's condition, there are those involved in raising her second-born, 6-year-old Jacob, with spina bifida. ...

TV sets new representation targets  -  23 Nov 2009
guardian.co.ukStewart in Hollyoaks, and actor David Proud, who has spina bifida and joined EastEnders in June 2009, were in the pipeline before these recommendations. ...

Birth defects with assisted reproduction  -  23 Nov 2009
DoctorNDTV...or the muscles and skeleton, although their risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida or facial defects such as cleft palate was not increased. ...

Maze of red tape is wrong place to trap a child  -  23 Nov 2009
StarPhoenixIt all had to do with the fact that she has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, and the principal was sticking strictly by a Saskatoon Public Schools policy ...

Make-A-Wish sends girl to LA to meet Jonas Brothers  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
WALB-TVSandy McLendon has spina bifida. She's paralyzed from the waist down. Her one wish in life is simple. She wants to meet the Jonas Brothers. ...

Brain-damaged woman settles medical negligence action  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Ireland OnlineIn her action Ingrid, who was born with spina bifida, had claimed that on September 6 while in Waterford Regional Hospital she had a fit. ...

Spina bifida girl's parents fight for ACC  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
New Zealand HeraldThe Auckland couple are fighting for accident compensation because the health workers who read Linda's 20-week pregnancy scan failed to detect spina bifida ...

Students help Ramsay in kitchen  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
BBC NewsSeven students from Motherwell College were selected to work with the Michelin star chef on a six-course meal for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. ...

Long-term folic acid use ups cancer risk  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
PRESS TVTaking such supplements in the first months of pregnancy was also reported to prevent serious birth defects such as spina bifida. ...

Best Bet Sunday, Nov. 15: Spina bifida benefit at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.comThe event benefits the Spina Bifida Clinic at Upstate Medical Center. Performing will be the Syracuse band in which Casale plays, Geek Romeo. ...

Smitten by the art of burlesque  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Rutland and Stamford MercuryLucy's daughter was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and Lucy decided the show could help raise money for charity the Association for Spina Bifida ...

Study: Folic acid may increase cancer risk  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
abc7.comGetting enough of it is crucial for women before pregnancy to prevent serious birth defects like spina bifida. In Norway, food is not fortified with folic ...

South Bend girl one of five children to design Riley Holiday Cards  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
WNDU-TV11-year-old Guadalupe Dominguez-Galeno is a fifth grader at Greene Intermediate Center who was born with Spina Bifida and a kidney condition. ...

More H1N1 vaccination clinics announced for western Newfoundland  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
St. John's Telegram...neurological or muscular disorder (for example ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, Spina Bifida) can get the vaccines at the clinics. ...

Fund-raiser for infant with spina bifida starts Thursday  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Clay Center DispatchKeidin Hasbrook, the son of Stan and Emma Hasbrook, was born May 27 with spina bifida at Salina Regional Health Center. A fund-raiser is being held for ...

Scout's project inspires sick youths  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Carroll County TimesHe wanted to reach out to pediatric patients like his twin brother, Owen, who was born with spina bifida and has had numerous procedures at the hospital ...

Man's wheelchair stolen from his yard  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAttention whoever may have picked up a wheelchair in front of Beechwood Drive home: A 24-year-old with spina bifida really needs it back. ...

Researchers link asthma risk to folic acid during pregnancy  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
guardian.co.ukAsthma is treatable whereas spina bifida is a serious and lifelong condition." Leanne Metcalf, of Asthma UK, said: "The benefits of taking folic acid ...

Family Receives Home Makeover  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
WSAW...have also been helping her out around her house. Kristine is wheel chair bound and it caused her to neglect her home. She was born with Spina Bifida.

Stretching $100.00: BB&T employees put money where their hearts are  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Winston-Salem JournalMary Fitzpatrick (left) and Anna Pray paint a recreation room at the Spina Bifida Association office in Louisvile, Ky. By Richard Craver | Journal Reporter ...

Perspective leads to advocacy for Burnsville man with disability  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersMatthew Kramer was born with spina bifida that paralyzed him from the waist down, but it's taken most of his 25 years to gain perspective on his disability. ...

The Lippert Family's Home Makeover  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
WSAWThough there's no cure to Kristine's debilitating disease Spina Bifida, the ramp will allow her to move around the house she's lived in for more than 20 ...

Gurkhas push wheelchairs at Spike Island, Widnes  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Runcorn and Widnes Weekly NewsHe was a Wrexham Phab stalwart of more than 20 years, but sadly died last year aged 38 as a result of his spina bifida. Mr Wiggan said: “Martin Bennion was ...

Disability adds to the burdens of joblessness  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Sarasota Herald-TribuneThat's understandable in this economy, but consider if you were in a wheelchair with spina bifida and you were looking for a job. Or you were blind or deaf. ...

Bisnett - Overcoming the Odds  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
KXNet.comDerrick has spina bifida, which is a birth defect that effects the development of the spinal cord. his condition has worsened and he's lost a lot of feeling ...

Bend Still Working to Fix Curb Ramps  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
KOHDChris Fellows is paralyzed from the waist down since birth due to spina bifida. He doesn't let it slow him down, even driving his own car. ...

Wheelchair theft sparks outrage, generosity  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionWhen Atlantans learned a 24-year-old with spina bifida had his customized wheelchair stolen, the reaction was swift. ...

Special kids get special bikes  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
St. Louis Post-DispatchDaunte Thomas, 5, who suffers from spina bifida checks out Santa Claus, left, as he takes a ride on the specialized therapeutic bike he received at the ...

Rehab center loses therapy pool  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
MyWestTexas.comWhen a young boy with spina bifida started coming to the Midland Children's Rehabilitation Center, Director of Program Development Nancy ...

Salt Lake's Wheelin' Jazz hoopsters rolling out wins in Midvale  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Deseret News...hasn't had to deal with a change in physical abilities — he was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that causes spinal malformations. ...

Free children's orthopedic screening offered  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
The Daily AstorianThe Shriners Hospitals also treat cerebral palsy, spina bifida, scoliosis, club foot, cleft lip/palate and burn scars.

Santa the code-breaker  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
South Bend Tribune..."He was born with spina bifida.'' Christopher also was prepared to ask for a 4-wheeler but that's a little more questionable, considering the space it would ...

Defying the odds  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Morris Daily HeraldMINOOKA – In her three years of living with spina bifida, Dani Smith has already beaten the odds. ...

Plan for affordable homes in township neighborhood meets some resistance  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Columbus Dispatch...also plans to donate $100 to the Jace Rosse Layman Endowment at Nationwide Children's Hospital, named for his son, who was born with spina bifida. ...

Valley mom's story of struggle, faith  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
The Desert SunI was unconscious when the doctor told my husband that our scrawny, five-pound baby boy had spina bifida, but when I was finally able to visit him hours ...

Holiday festival trees branch out with special stories  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Akron Beacon Journal...got started with the event a decade ago as a way to thank the hospital for caring for her now 12-year-old niece, Rachele Castner, who has spina bifida. ...

Marathon man Mills in hotseat  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
The Sun..."My son, Archie, died during birth in 2002 from spina bifida which is a condition where the bones in the spine don't grow properly, leaving the spinal cord ...

H1N1 immunization clinic set for Nov. 12  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Georgian...respiratory function due to a physical, neurological or muscular disorder (for example ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, Spina Bifida). ...

Decatur woman playing role in Positive Music Month movement  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
California ChroniclePogue, a 33-year-old Decatur resident, has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair. She said positive music is important in her life because it helps her remain ...

More Birth Defects Seen With Assisted Reproduction  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
ABC News...or the muscles and skeleton, although their risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida or facial defects such as cleft palate was not increased. ...

Girl in wheelchair forced out of Saskatoon school over funding dispute  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Vancouver SunSASKATOON — The mother of an 11-year-old girl with spina bifida is outraged her daughter was ...

Is the new H1N1 vaccine safe?  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
Detroit Free PressAnd women who have a fever early in their pregnancy are more likely to deliver a baby with a neural tube defect, such as spina bifida. ...

'Cat Crufts': inbreeding row over 'mutant' animals  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Telegraph.co.ukThe writers also point to problems with Manx cats, which are prone to spina bifida. The writers claim that health problems affecting some breeds meant that ...

Greenville, inspired by coach, tops Pelham  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionHe has casts on both legs after undergoing his ninth surgery for spina bifida two days earlier. Both casts are painted red and autographed by all of the ...

Wheelchair-bound Bayonne resident will no longer have to wait for the bus  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
NJ.comBy The Jersey Journal Sarah Rahman/The Jersey JournalTelicia Hill, 25, of Bayonne, who was born with spina bifida, has been in a wheelchair all her life, ...

Tough Guys  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
The Jewish Journal of greater L.AThe kids had a variety of conditions: muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida. They were from all different backgrounds — while Israeli society ...

Nuestra Voz raises $1500 in honor of Herrera  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Franklin Park Herald JournalDescribed as outgoing and responsible, Herrera looked after her mother who is challenged with spina bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord. ...

As public clinics begin H1N1 shots, state says private provider shouldn't have ...  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
Dallas Morning NewsShe was relieved to get the vaccine for her son, Zion, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. Last year, he was hospitalized with breathing problems. ...

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library emerges  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Dunn County News...cerebral palsy, spina bifida, etc. • Reading disability: Organic dysfunction of sufficient severity as to prevent reading in a normal manner, ...



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