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To Tanzania with Love | The Laurita Spina Bifida Project wants to donate wheelchairs

I don’t really remember what it’s like not being able to walk. As parental anecdotes recall, I was about two years old when I took my first steps. My parents were overjoyed, of course, but probably more than most parents, because I have spina bifida. According to my doctors at the time, I wasn’t supposed …

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In Case You Are Jealous of My Friday Night

People often comment on my Facebook posts (especially fellow ladies!) saying what a fabulous life I have. They see me gliding from event to event, effortlessly, cozying up to public figures and instagramming delicious food (and coffee drinks)! I don’t blame you all for commenting, or even feeling a twinge of jealousy or resentment. It’s …

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The Laurita Spina Bifida Project to Launch at Hispanicize 2016

Why, yes. It has indeed been a while. Mea culpa. I may not have been fully “present” on Holdin’ Out for a Hero, but please rest assured…incredible things have been happening behind the scenes– miracles, actually! Today, after 19 years of wishing, learning, waiting, and hoping, after years of prayers, all answered, not all in the …

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My Actual Letter to the Mother who Aborted her Baby with Spina Bifida

A note to my readers:  Recently, I received an E-mail from a mom who contacted me for advice. She had a pregnancy affected by spina bifida, and at the recommendation of her doctor— she chose to abort. In addition, she wanted my advice on how NOT to have another baby with spina bifida. As you …

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