Buffalo Family Scores Nothing But Net with Inclusive Wheelchair Basketball League

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 hoops together!  Today is World Spina Bifida Day, and we have an incredible story to share about one family’s persistence in creating an opportunity for …

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

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, due to the pandemic and recent incidents of race-based violence. We see and hear you.  We could use any glimmers of hope right now, which …

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An Update on Jackline, a Young Girl in Uganda

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 and partner, Ambrose Ganshanga, of OURS and Hope for Children with Disabilities, shared this update on Jackline’s progress: Progress story gathered during a home/school field …

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

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 his back during a school field trip so she wouldn’t miss out.  Awwww.  But here’s the reality of the situation that the general public seems …

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

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 invited to cover the event as their social influencer, and hands-down, one of the biggest highlights for me was the Opening Ceremony. During the event, …

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

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 launch of #ProjectLatAm, a fundraising initiative to support spina bifida communities in developing countries in Latin America. The current goal is to raise $2,000 …

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Juliana’s Story

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…

The Laurita Spina Bifida Project celebrates 1-year anniversary & success of ‘Project Tanzania’ with Jewel Award at Hispanicize 2017

ORLANDO, FL- April 27, 2017- (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The Laurita Spina Bifida Project (The LSB Project), a non-profit organization whose mission is to start a global conversation about spina bifida, while connecting individuals and families living with it around the world, celebrated the one-year anniversary of its official launch on April 6th during Hispanicize 2017. …

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