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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 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.
Welcome 9 new members this month: Nicholas, Makenzie,Isaac. Amy, Christopher, Jesse, Everly, Jeremy and Travis!
May 20th Spare Your Time & Dime event raised over $5,000!
May 31 Campership deadline
MEMBER OF THE MONTH:
May’s Member of the Month is Luke R. Luke is 22 years old and previously attended UW Whitewater and played for the National Champion Wheelchair Basketball team for several years. Currently he plays with the Milwaukee Bucks Wheelchair Basketball Team and attends Madison College while doing some job shadowing and trying to determine what direction to take for his career. Luke enjoys working with kids and older adults and is considering a career in sociology, human services, communications, or possibly a pediatric health career. Luke is very active in church, volunteers a couple mornings a week in the office, serves as a small group leader for the youth, and makes weekly visits to elderly church members in nursing homes. When asked what he would like to say to other people with Spina Bifida, Luke says to not let other people set limits for them, physically, educationally, etc. Often times, when someone said he couldn't do something, Luke would do it just to prove them wrong.
SBWIS WISHES TO Thank these donors:
Hops Frog and Grille & The Burke Volunteer Team in honor of Carter
Diversified Insurance SPARK Grant: $5,000.00 for Toddlers on the Move program
Donations from JCPenney employees
Sarah S. through Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Aurora Health Care Employee Partnership Campaign donations from Catherine, Shannon and Nikke
save the date:
Danny's Golf Outing June 1, 2017 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Grip It, Rip It, Sip It on June 19, 2017 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Strike Up Some Fun family bowling event July 23, 2017
Sprint for Spina Bifida August 12, 2017 at Mount Mary University. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR DONATE FOR SPRINT
Lives changeD In 2017:
7 families through adaptive recreation funding for things like adaptive ski equipment, a bike, wheelchair basketball program and swim lessons
8 families through family fund assistance for kitchen modifications, medical expenses, and travel related to child's care
9 people through campership funding to attend many different kinds of camps
May 21st is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. How different our world would be without elevators, curb cuts, automatic door openers, etc.