Spina Bifida affects half a million people worldwide.

BY CONNECTING THE DOTS, YOU CAN HELP CREATE A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT.

With your donations and by sharing knowledge, we can make a difference, so... let's start talking!

LET’S TALK TODAY
Please enter your name.
Please enter a message.
Hi, I'm Laurita!

It's time to talk spina bifida

The Laurita Spina Bifida Project, Inc. (The LSB Project) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization founded in 2014 by Laurita Tellado. Our mission is to start a global conversation about spina bifida, while connecting individuals and families living with it around the world, and to educate health professionals from all fields on the issues affecting this community, including mental health and adult-centered care as part of the action plan.

laura-t
Ambrose Ganshanga

Children with spina bifida continue to be discriminated against, especially in the developing world. They are denied a chance to participate in activities that promote inclusive development in societies. This makes them more vulnerable to secondary disabilities, all forms of abuse, and always at risk of early mortality.

However, working together, with your support, we can make a difference in their lives. Thanks to The Laurita Spina Bifida Project for all the efforts to reach millions of such children.

Ambrose Ganshanga
Founder & Director, Hope Inclusive School, Uganda

RECENT POSTS

Laurita poses in her wheelchair in front of the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.

Laurita Writes about Accessible Travel for Wanderful

By Laurita | September 1, 2021
Posted in

We are grateful to Wanderful, a global lifestyle brand and platform that connects women in travel, for publishing Laurita’s article on accessible travel! She also wrote about some of her …

Laurita Writes about Accessible Travel for Wanderful Read More »

Orange County Convention Center and Partners Team Up to Support #ProjectUganda

By Laurita | June 7, 2020
Posted in , , ,

This has undoubtedly been a painful time for many in our local and global communities. We wish to express our solidarity with everyone who is currently suffering in some way, …

Orange County Convention Center and Partners Team Up to Support #ProjectUganda Read More »

An Update on Jackline, a Young Girl in Uganda

By Laurita | June 7, 2020
Posted in , ,

In October 2019, we shared this story on Facebook of a nine-year-old girl living with spina bifida whose mother has had to fight alone to care for her. Our friend …

An Update on Jackline, a Young Girl in Uganda Read More »

Buffalo Family Scores Nothing But Net with Inclusive Wheelchair Basketball League

By Laurita | October 25, 2019
Posted in , , ,

Emily is 10 years old and has spina bifida, and this is her family’s story about building something yourself when it isn’t already available so that all kids can shoot …

Buffalo Family Scores Nothing But Net with Inclusive Wheelchair Basketball League Read More »

Why the ‘Heartwarming’ Story of a Little Girl Carried by Her Teacher is Problematic

By Laurita | October 15, 2019
Posted in , ,

Many of us have seen it– the “inspiring” and “uplifting” feel-good story about a teacher in Kentucky who carried a 10-year-old girl who has spina bifida (just like me) on …

Why the ‘Heartwarming’ Story of a Little Girl Carried by Her Teacher is Problematic Read More »

5 Ways You Can Be There for Someone During Recovery

By Laurita | February 14, 2019
Posted in ,

When a friend or loved one is recovering from surgery, illness or injury it can often be challenging to figure out the best way to approach them. Here are a few tips.

A Chat with Dr. Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics

By Laurita | July 13, 2018
Posted in

The week of July 4th, I had the incredibly awesome and humbling opportunity to attend the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, thanks to my friends at Walmart! I was …

A Chat with Dr. Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics Read More »

The Laurita Spina Bifida Project raises funds for medical supplies for children in Latin America

By Laurita | May 4, 2018
Posted in , ,

ORLANDO, FL – May 4, 2018 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The Laurita Spina Bifida Project, in partnership with Asociación Para Espina Bífida e Hidrocefalia (APEBI) in Argentina, is proud to announce …

The Laurita Spina Bifida Project raises funds for medical supplies for children in Latin America Read More »

Halima’s Story

By Laurita | December 7, 2017
Posted in ,

Dear Laurita, I write to you with love. Halima Juma Kasim was born on 15/3/2006 (March 15, 2006) with spina bifida…

Juliana’s Story

By Laurita | October 8, 2017
Posted in

As a young girl, I enjoyed English, drama, and music in school, and was fortunate to attend a good Catholic school that taught me very good English, both written and spoken. I continued to high school, but sadly, my mum died and life changed, I rebelled, and due to peer pressure…

SUPPORT JUST BY DOING WHAT YOU ALWAYS DO ...
When buying from Amazon, click on the button on the left.
Connect to smile.amazon.com and buy as you normally do.
When you pay, a small amount is donated to the LSBP!

“One of my strongest beliefs is that ‘it takes a village’ to make anything important happen, and you will not find a better example of that philosophy than the bonds of friendship that span many countries, continents, and time zones between ASBAHT and The LSB Project. Our village is just a bit wider than most.”

Sifa Sylvia, Administrative Officer for Association of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Tanzania

"The Laurita Spina Bifida Project, Inc. envisions a world in which all people who are affected by spina bifida, be it an individual with spina bifida, a parent, child, sibling, or caregiver, or supporter of the spina bifida community, can engage and interact openly with others in the community and connect based on their shared hope for increased awareness."

Our Mission excerpt
GET INVOLVED

Your donation will allow us to help spina bifida and hydrocephalus communities in need around the globe.

Scroll to Top