Spina Bifida affects half a million people worldwide.

The Laurita Spina Bifida Project

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.

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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


Laurita to airlines: don’t subject travelers with disabilities to “junk fees”

By Laurita | April 26, 2023
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Laurita took to Medium.com to address the airline “junk fee controversy” that has played out in the news in the […]

Dear Grey’s Anatomy Writers: Give Us An Honest Portrayal of Spina Bifida

By Laurita | September 19, 2022
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Dear Shondaland Team,  My name is Laurita Tellado, and I am the Founder and President of a small, family-run non-profit […]

How We Use Your Donations | #GivingTuesday

By Laurita | November 30, 2021
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Happy Giving Tuesday! The Laurita Spina Bifida Project is the sole funder of the Hope Inclusive Center in Mbarara, Uganda. […]

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
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We are grateful to Wanderful, a global lifestyle brand and platform that connects women in travel, for publishing Laurita’s article […]

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

By Laurita | June 7, 2020
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This has undoubtedly been a painful time for many in our local and global communities. We wish to express our […]

An Update on Jackline, a Young Girl in Uganda

By Laurita | June 7, 2020
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In October 2019, we shared this story on Facebook of a nine-year-old girl living with spina bifida whose mother has […]


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