Spina Bifida affects half a million people worldwide.

The Laurita Spina Bifida Project

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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


Buffalo Family Scores Nothing But Net with Inclusive Wheelchair Basketball League

By Laurita | October 25, 2019
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Emily is 10 years old and has spina bifida, and this is her family’s story about building something yourself when […]

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

By Laurita | October 15, 2019
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Many of us have seen it– the “inspiring” and “uplifting” feel-good story about a teacher in Kentucky who carried a […]

5 Ways You Can Be There for Someone During Recovery

By Laurita | February 14, 2019
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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
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The week of July 4th, I had the incredibly awesome and humbling opportunity to attend the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games […]

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

By Laurita | May 4, 2018
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ORLANDO, FL – May 4, 2018 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The Laurita Spina Bifida Project, in partnership with Asociación Para […]

Halima’s Story

By Laurita | December 7, 2017
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Dear Laurita, I write to you with love. Halima Juma Kasim was born on 15/3/2006 (March 15, 2006) with spina bifida…


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

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