Resources. Peer Support. Social Events. Awareness. Changing lives!
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 454 members strong!
Welcome new members: Abby from Viroqua, Gabriella from Oconomowoc, Madelyn, age 2.5 months from Madison, James C from Middleton and Norah.
Madison ABOVE & BEYOND Fun Run/Walk/Wheel event on April 27th! Online registration for this event ends April 14th at 11:59pm. Click HERE for more information!
Remember! Campership applications and Scholarship for Higher Education applications are due May 1st!
member of the month:
The April Member of the Month is Jais K. Jais is from Racine County and is 13 years old. His favorite things to do are play video games and cook! Jais also likes school and watching shows about firefighters and police officers. Jais comes from a big family; he has 12 brothers and sisters and one dog named Sheldon! Jais is very active and has participated in the RADD Camp, ARCH Camp, and had the chance to adaptive snow ski last winter! When asked what advice Jais would give others with spina bifida, he said, “Just be yourself and do the best you can.”
SBWIS WISHES TO Thank these donors:
Stackner Family Foundation for $5,000.00 for Camperships!
Everyone contributing to our 2018 Annual Appeal for Donations!
Ongoing donations from UnitedHealth Group, Aurora Health Care Caregivers,YourCause LLC Trustee for Thrivent Financial, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and JC Penny employees.
lives changed in 2019:
9 New members joined SBWIS
14 families through Family Fund Assistance
14 people through Adaptive Recreation Fund Assistance
9 people received Campership Funding
17 families attending our social events
Lives changeD In 2018:
32 new members joined SBWIS, 32 people served through adaptive recreation funding for things like adaptive ski equipment, a bike, wheelchair basketball program and swim lessons.
39 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