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October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

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Spina Bifida Wisconsin, Ltd (SBWIS) is a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. SBWIS operates independently from other national or state Spina Bifida organizations. SBWIS includes infants, children and adults with Spina Bifida, as well as parents, guardians, family, friends, healthcare providers, and other supporters. Since 1987, SBWIS has been dedicated to helping families emotionally, educationally, and financially. We are 432 members strong!

 

October News:

Welcome Angel Gabriel to the spina bifida community. It was fun to see Jaylen, Alec, Sebastian, Wyatt, Jimmy, Mylahana and Grace.

Glowing Bright for Spina Bifida Walk will be on Saturday, October 20th in Neenah, WI. Registration for this event is now closed. Click HERE for event details.

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October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month!



member of the month:

October Member of the Month is Kate D. from Delafield, WI! Kate recently went to Camp Independence and enjoyed seeing the friends she made last year. Some of the things Kate enjoyed doing while at camp was playing tug of war and capture the flag, going swimming, fishing, making a lanyard, and creating tie dye shirts. Her favorite thing though was when the campers left notes for each other. Kate writes, "Everyone had a bag in the hallway of the cabin and we wrote secret notes to each other. I kept my bag and like looking through the messages from my friends."

 

  Pictured here is the SBWIS October Member of the Month Kate with her tie dye shirt.

Pictured here is the SBWIS October Member of the Month Kate with her tie dye shirt.

SBWIS WISHES TO Thank these donors:

OSHKOSH DEFENSE for sponsoring our glow walk!

Grip It Rip It Sip It Golf Event for $5,000.00

Townsend Foundation for $3,000.00 contribution to our Adaptive Rec Fund

Sprint Sponsors: Dominiczak Therapy, Ewald Chevy-Buick, Wells Fargo, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Coloplast, Mraz Import Automotive, WaterStone Bank and NewMobility

Ongoing donations from UnitedHealth Group, Aurora Health Care Caregivers,YourCause LLC Trustee for Thrivent Financial, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and JC Penny employees.

Ziemann Foundation, Inc

The Ability Experience / North Team Journey of Hope


Lives changeD In 2018:

26 new members joined SBWIS

25 people through adaptive recreation funding for things like adaptive ski equipment, a bike, wheelchair basketball program and swim lessons

33 families through family fund assistance for kitchen modifications, medical expenses, and travel related to child's care

4 people through scholarships for higher education in memory of Mary Ann Potts

6 people through Toddlers on the Move

19 people through Campership funding to attend many different kinds of camps

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