When Madison was first diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, her doctor didn’t know a whole lot about the genetic condition.
There are 27 million women with disabilities in the United States according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Many of these women will have babies independently and the old fashioned way, via cesarean or natural birth. The number of woman on social media who are pregnant on wheels is like a positive epidemic. These ladies are making love and making babies! Of course, these days, we can share the news, progress, and images every step of the way. This gives hope, inspiration, and courage to those who are following.
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A MAN who became a quadriplegic after a motorbike accident is working as a teacher aide at Yarwun Primary School, and is one of the best, according to staff.
Dan Horton took a break from studying yesterday to reflect on the accident that 10 years ago put him in a wheelchair.
“It’s not something to celebrate, but I definitely thought about it,” he said.
“It feels like it only happened a few months ago, but at the same time it feels so far away.”
“The accident made me want kids even more.” -Rachelle Friedman
Knightdale, NC — Rachelle Friedman loves to shop. The problem is she doesn’t know if she should buy baby clothes for a boy or a girl.
“Who knows what it’s going to be? I don’t know what I’m leaning toward. There’s good in both. I’d be happy either way,” says Friedman.
Rachelle is expecting her first child with the help of a surrogate.
WHEN three-year-old Evander Conroy starts preschool in the New Year he will enter armed with a children’s storybook — all about him.
Evander, from Hunters Hill, is the subject of a new educational book about spinal cord injuries which was launched as part of Spinal Injury Awareness Week.
It tells the story of Evander sitting in a park with his mum having an ice cream when some superheroes from outer space arrive to take him on a journey of discovery about his unique situation.
On Halloweens past, 9-year-old Caleb McLelland has driven a backhoe with bright yellow wheels, flown through the clouds as Superman and sped into action in his Batmobile. He made all of those transformations in attention-grabbing costumes that incorporated his wheelchair.
“His chair is very much a part of him,” Cassie McLelland says of her son, who has spina bifida. “It makes sense to make it a part of his costume.”
All kids love Halloween, but for kids in wheelchairs it’s a particularly special time.
October is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month, a time to educate the public about the most common permanently disabling birth defect while celebrating the lives of the more than 166,000 Americans affected.
One out of every 1,000 newborns in the United States is born with spina bifida.
The Helmsley Charitable Trust provides $1.5 million grant
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – At three months of age, Emmalie Smith suffered a spinal cord injury leaving her paralyzed. Her parents, Amy and Bryce, took her to traditional physical and occupational therapy three times a week with the hope that their little girl would regain her ability to move.
Amy says the results were underwhelming, with Emmalie using her forehead to activate a motorized wheelchair.
ATLANTA, Ga. – The small dance classroom is filled with about a dozen eager children. And, right out of the gate, it’s pretty obvious Jenna Proctor is no wallflower. Watching her preschooler, wearing a hot pink tutu, grey sneakers and ankle braces, Erin Proctor says her Jenna told her, “I’m a rock star, Momma!” Proctor says, “Jenna is one of the most strong-willed, outspoken 4-year olds you’ve ever met in your life!” And she’s having the time of her life.
And this dance class, part of the rehabilitation program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a perfect fit for Jenna.