Friday, June 18, 2021

Tag: Spina Bifida

Boy receives Track Chair from Outdoor Ability Foundation

Tucker Wick is a boy who loves the outdoors, but getting around isn't easy. Trying to find the right "tools" to be outside has been a struggle. But today, thanks to the Outdoor Ability Foundation he's getting freedom, in the form of a really cool ride.

Learn about Spina Bifida

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...

Disabled stuntman pulls off biggest wheelchair backflip yet on 50ft ‘giganta ramp’

A daredevil disabled stuntman who became the first man to complete a double backflip in a wheelchair has pulled off his most daring jump yet from a 50ft ‘giganta ramp’.

Fetal Surgery Takes a Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Is One of Three Centers in Newly Released Landmark Study Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a common, disabling...

Darrell Gwynn Foundation Raises $490,000 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation auctioned two cars and made a wheelchair donation at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Friday, January 21. Proceeds from the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction totaled $490,000 which will...

Spina bifida a challenge, not a roadblock

Kim Sloop of Michigan City, a May graduate of Purdue University North Central, is ready to use her bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences in a career working with children with disabilities and their parents. She's...

City to host Ms. Wheelchair America pageant this weekend

A diverse group of women from 27 states -- college students, volunteers, office workers, grandmothers -- will gather in Rapid City this week to compete for the national Ms. Wheelchair America title. The 37th annual...

Once a helping hand, now in need of aid

Time running out on local man's medical coverage PANAMA CITY — Pictures of Michael Harris and children in wheelchairs, children with cancer and veterans home from Iraq line the walls of his hospital room at...

Experimental Surgery For Paralyzed Kids

BACKGROUND: A new surgery is helping patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury or were born with spina bifida regain control of their bladder and bowel function. Spina bifida is a serious birth defect...