Spina Bifida Awareness Month

spina bifida childEvery day in the United States, an average of 8 births are affected by Spina Bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine.

  • Spina Bifida remains the most commonly occurring complex birth defect in this country.
  • The root cause of Spina Bifida is unknown and the effects for each person are different.
  • Spina Bifida is a multitude of problems that affect the mind, the body and the spirit.
  • Advancements in treatment and prevention have opened new doors for those with Spina Bifida.
  • While it presents unique challenges, those affected by Spina Bifida are able to attend school, work, raise a family, and spend time with friends just like everyone else.

About the Spina Bifida Association

Each year, as many as 10,000 people are connected with accurate information from numerous reliable resources and publications through the National Resource Center on Spina Bifida – housed in our headquarters in Washington, DC. Often, assistance is provided through a referral to a caring person at an SBA chapter where compassionate support can be found in one’s own community. The national headquarters of the Spina Bifida Association does not have the resources to offer direct financial aid to individuals.

Celebrate spina bifida Facebook photo contest

Celebrate SB Facebook photo contest

This year SBA hopes to bring to light through pictures the successes of those who live each day with this birth defect. The SBA has launched the “Celebrate SB,” a Facebook photo contest to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Spina Bifida community. People around the country are encouraged to tell their story through a symbolic photo or favorite frame. These pictures aim to highlight how our community celebrates their lives.

“Celebrate SB” contest rules

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