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West Belfast girl with spina bifida is doing something amazing for others – Belfast Live

A West Belfast girl with spina bifida is doing something amazing for others. Codie Hawkins, eight, has her…

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Doctors told Plymouth mum her daughter may never walk – now she’s defying all odds – Plymouth Herald

When Jo Heale was pregnant with her daughter Olivia, she was told her baby girl would be…

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Spina Bifida sufferer from Newport who completed 10K is ‘an inspiration’ – South Wales Argus

A NEWPORT student with spina bifida who completed the inaugural ABP Newport Wales 10K has been described…

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Aberdeen miracle boy Dexson defies doctors’ dire predictions – Press and Journal

Scans showed at 22 weeks the tot was not only suffering from spina bifida, but also had…

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Toddler Kaidence Tate with rare form of spina bifida named a ‘superstar’ – Belfast Telegraph

A little Co Antrim girl born with a rare form of spina bifida has defied the odds…

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New Surgery Might Help Babies with Spina Bifida Walk – WMFE

A surgery being performed at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children might improve outcomes in infants born with…

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Boy born bent in half now models for Tommy Hilfiger while using a wheelchair – Metro

Colton Robinson was born bent in half as a result of one of the most severe spina…

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‘We never had any problems with our daughter’s wheelchair on the NHS. Then a private company took over’ – iNews

The parents of an 11-year-old wheelchair user have heavily criticised a private healthcare firm for failing to…

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Charity abseilers rapel down 160ft Aberdeen tower to raise £20,000 for spina bifida cause – Aberdeen Evening Express

More than 100 daredevils abseiled down a prominent Aberdeen building for charity. The group rappelled from the…

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Fleetwood native helps organize benefit concert for boy, 6, with spina bifida – Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers

The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Chapter at Misericordia University is holding its fourth annual…

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This Photo Helped A Girl With Spina Bifida See The Beauty Of Her Scar – HuffPost UK

Emilia had never properly seen the scar on her back, the result of an operation she underwent…

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West Belfast teen with severe condition has vital op cancelled for SECOND time – Belfast Live

A family has been left distraught after a crucial operation to correct a teen’s crippling condition was…

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A Newport woman with spina bifida is set to push herself around the Newport 10k – South Wales Argus

A NEWPORT woman with spina bifida is planning to take part in the upcoming ABP Newport Wales…

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Red Bank restaurant owner gives disabled teen surprise custom car – Asbury Park Press

Kaitlin Clutter was born with spina bifida. Her spinal cord had failed to develop properly. “Doctors told my…

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Tributes paid to India disability activist Javed Abidi – BBC News

Tributes have been paid to Javed Abidi, the prominent Indian disability activist who has died, aged 53. Mr…

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International Spina Bifida experts shapes future research, shares insights for practical care – Medical Xpress

Spina bifida (myelomeningocele), a serious and complex spinal cord birth defect, has an estimated prevalence of slightly…

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Bristol woman who was first in world to compete in the same Paralympic Games as her husband dies – Bristol Post

A disabled woman from Bristol who was the first in the world to compete in the same…

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FIU Student Christine Ballart Is Showing Spina Bifida Who’s Boss – Study Breaks

Every college student struggles, but so few actually have a disability that makes their daily life harder…

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‘The DWP says I have to go to the Jobcentre – but I’ll never be able to work’ – Stoke Sentinel

Disabled Tony Leonard has been told he must attend Jobcentre interviews – despite the fact he will…

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Bangor mum calls for more disabled changing facilities after difficulties with son – Belfast Live

A Co Down mum forced to change her son who has Spina Bifida on public bathroom floors…

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Mental and physical health programme for young people rolled out – BBC News

A mental health project for young people with long-term physical conditions is being rolled out across Scotland. Following…

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Make folic acid compulsory in flour to prevent birth defects, ministers urged – Dorset Echo

A “statistical error” that resulted in an upper limit being set for daily folic acid intake may…

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Baby Who Had Experimental Surgery to Fix Spina Bifida While Still in the Womb is Born Healthy – LifeNews.com

Baby Royer’s success story brings hope to families whose unborn babies have been diagnosed with spina bifida. Royer…

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HS robotics team makes car for 2yo with Spina Bifida – KCRG

Robotics teams from high schools around the country often compete to see who can build the best bot. But a couple Michigan high…

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Newborns with spina bifida have sleep-disordered breathing in first days of life, study finds – News-Medical.net

New parents often hear about how important sleep is for their babies’ development — but some newborns may have more serious sleep challenges…

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Greece girl thrives – and dances – in the face of spina bifida – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Nine-year-old Giana Bisnett scooted into a Webster dance studio with razor-like focus last week. Moments later, she moved through the group of more than…

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Sicilians take aim at oil ‘monster’ they blame for children’s birth defects – The Guardian

Sicilian Town Hit by Health Crisis For Decades Everyone in the Sicilian town of Gela knows someone who has been hit by the health…

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Surgeons fixed this baby’s spina bifida while she was still in the WOMB – saving her from a lifetime of disability and premature death – Daily Mail

A surgery performed while she was in her mother’s womb saved three-month-old Eiko Son from a lifetime of impairments from spina bifida. The team…

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Spina Bifida can’t slow down a girl on the run – STLtoday.com

Mia Balella, 10, loves sports, any kind of sports. The fact that she has spina bifida has not slowed her down. Last year she…

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‘I’ve been waiting years for a wheelchair that will give me my freedom’ – The News

A WOMAN has been left waiting two years for a wheelchair that would give her some independence back. Sarah Allen, from Landport in…

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Urologic self-management through intermittent self-catheterization among individuals with spina bifida: A journey to self-efficacy and autonomy. – UroToday

To describe the age of independence in intermittent self-catheterization (ISC) in a diverse patient population and identify factors associated with ISC in individuals…

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From spina bifida to representing her country: the life of an Irish paralympian – Her.ie

Irish paralympian Patrice Dockery joins us on Girls With Goals this week. Her incredible career has spanned well over two decades and on our…

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Spina Bifida Could Vanish With This Experimental Fetal Stem Cell Therapy – Daily Beast

In 1950, Americans were closer to putting a man on the moon than they were to improving the quality of life for the…

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‘Stupendous’ Stuart smashes 36-year powerlifting record despite docs telling his mum he wouldn’t live more than two years – Scottish Daily Record

Powerlifter Stuart Jamieson has smashed a 36-year record with a huge lift at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation event in Moscow. The lift saw…

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Scots teen left paralysed after ‘spine turned to mush’ raising £80,000 for bionic suit which would enable him to walk again – The Scottish Sun

A TEENAGER left paralysed after his spinal cord “turned to mush” could have his dreams of walking again realised with the help of…

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Womb with a view: surgeons remove uterus from mother in groundbreaking operation on spina bifida foetus – Telegraph.co.uk

It might look like a glowing egg from an alien world, but this red ovoid is actually human womb containing a baby, removed…

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Groundbreaking surgery may prevent worst effects of spina bifida – BioEdge

A team of American surgeons have pioneered a groundbreaking surgical technique that may prevent many of the severe health problems caused by spina…

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Surgeons perform incredible spina bifida op on baby INSIDE the womb – The Sun

A BABY boy diagnosed with a spine deformity has undergone life-changing surgery while still inside the womb. His mum was 24 weeks pregnant when…

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Donegal people to share their stories during this year’s Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus week – Donegal Now

The aim of World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day (WSBHD) on Wednesday, 25th October 2017 is to raise awareness and understanding about spina…

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Farmersville City Council bids farewell to Jansons, supports Spina Bifida month – Foothills Sun Gazette

Current Farmersville city manager John Jansons will be taking his leave at the end of the month. Already the City Council has approved…

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Schools urged to wear yellow for spina bifida – the Irish News

SCHOOLS are being urged to “wear yellow and shine” to raise awareness of spina bifida. The charity Shine, which provides vital life-long support pre-birth…

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A view from the Stamford Bridge away supporters’ wheelchair area: ‘ I couldn’t see the goal’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Anthony Joy and his friend Anne Hyde knew what to expect on Sunday’s annual visit to Stamford Bridge. Joy, who suffers from spina bifida,…

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Amazing success of Glen Parva 53-year-old named new World’s Strongest Disabled Man – Leicester Mercury

Pete Linnett is a doubly inspiring weightlifter, proving that neither disability nor age need be a barrier to success. The 53-year-old, of Glen Parva,…

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Disabled boy taken to hospital after attack at Anstey Gala – Loughborough Echo

A MOTHER has told how her 11-year-old disabled son was attacked and run over by a youth on a bike at a public…

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Disabled boy, 11, ‘thrown up in the air’ and run over with bike at gala ‘because he was small’ – Mirror.co.uk

A disabled boy was run over and ‘thrown up in the air’ in an attack at a public gala. Mason Gibson, who has spina…

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Dragon Boat Race raises over £20000 to support disabled children under five – Bath Echo

The Bath Dragon Boat Race saw heated battles between 14 local, national and international businesses who went head to head across three heats…

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The mum who quit work to drive her disabled son to school – BBC News

Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has announced a review of the guidance given to councils about school transport for disabled children, after concerns were…

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Stem Cell Treatment Helps Puppies With Spina Bifida – Technology Networks

A pair of English bulldog puppies are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy — a combination of surgery…

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Plymouth Storm wheelchair basketball joins the Raiders family – Plymouth Herald

Plymouth Raiders have announced a new addition to their family, with Plymouth Storm Wheelchair team joining the new regime. The club will now be…

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Dundee turns tartan as thousands raised in Kiltwalk – The Scotsman

MORE than 2,000 people took part in the Dundee Kiltwalk on Saturday, raising thousands of pounds for walkers’ chosen charities. Sir Tom Hunter, the…

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