Mom Raises $10k to Create Inclusive Playground for Daughter with Spina Bifida
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Mom Raises $10k to Create Inclusive Playground for Daughter with Spina Bifida

Dayton Abbott is like many kindergarteners; she loves to tell jokes, play games, and hang out with friends during recess. But her playground at Alexander Elementary School wasn't built for…

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Botox is on Its Way to Become a New Therapeutic Option for Children with Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity

Botox Botox was first approved as a treatment for strabismus and blepharospasm, rare eye conditions, in 1989. Now, it is approved for 11 different conditions including cervical dystonia, chronic migraines,…

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Read How One Small Town in Alabama has Worked Together to Fight COVID-19
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Read How One Small Town in Alabama has Worked Together to Fight COVID-19

Mobile County Mobile County has unfortunately become one of the hotspots for COVID-19 in Alabama. But individuals and organizations are working tirelessly to help their community. Individuals Catherine Drake has…

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Fetal Spina Bifida Surgery Shown to Restore Brain Structure
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Fetal Spina Bifida Surgery Shown to Restore Brain Structure

  According to a press release from the Mayo Clinic, new research findings show that in-utero neurological surgery for patients with spina bifida is more successful in strengthening brain structure…

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Effectiveness of Prenatal Surgery for Spina Bifida Provides More Hope for Babies with Myelomeningocele
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Effectiveness of Prenatal Surgery for Spina Bifida Provides More Hope for Babies with Myelomeningocele

By Natalie Homan from In The Cloud Copy Spina bifida is a condition that appears when a developing baby’s neural tube doesn’t close completely. The most severe form of spina…

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Family of Woman With Spina Bifida is Left Without Answers After Her Preventable Death
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Family of Woman With Spina Bifida is Left Without Answers After Her Preventable Death

According to a story from Yahoo! News, Dorothy Dunnington is beginning to wonder if she will ever fully understand the circumstances surrounding the death of her sister Chrissy, who was…

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Spina Bifida Patient Publishes First Book “Crotch Height Perspective” Discussing How She Embraces Life in a Wheelchair

Growing up "Normal" Growing up, Steph Derham always thought she was normal. She says she has her parents to thank for that. Steph is incredibly grateful that her mom and…

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Wheelchair Bound Spina Bifida Patient Finishes Top 12 in National CrossFit Competition After One Year of Training

Sydney Mccallister is a 32-year-old woman diagnosed with spina bifida. Essentially, the condition means that the neural tube has not closed all the way during the first month of embryonic…

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CRISPR-Cas9: Scientists and Patients Have Philosophical Differences

  Calls to Ban CRISPR A scientist named He Jiankui recently shocked the scientific world with his announcement that he had created twin “CRISPR babies”. The babies, a result of…

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Kinetic Kids Provides Kids with Cerebral Palsy and Other Conditions the Chance to Play on a Team

Kinetic Kids is a nonprofit which was originally formed to keep children who needed physical therapy active outside of their actual physical therapy sessions by giving them the opportunity to…

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