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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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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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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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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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