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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 460 members strong!
member of the month:
The July Member of the Month is Issac M. from Rock County. Issac is 16 years old and is a fun loving, charismatic teenager. He is a go getter and doesn’t let his disability hold him back. He makes friends with everyone he meets and sees the good in everyone. Issac has one older brother (Brent) and a younger sister (Makenzie), who also has spina bifida.
Issac loves woodworking and being active. He currently has played sled hockey for five years with the Wisconsin Skeeters and feels free when he gets in his sled. Issac also plays basketball at his high school and participates in track. In 2018, Issac won the state title for wheelchair shot, and placed 4th in the 100m (with a broken leg).
When asked what advice he would give others with spina bifida, Issac said, “Never give up. You can do anything you set your mind to, you just have to think of a different way to do some things. Don’t think of yourself as disabled.”
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:
17 new members joined SBWIS
5 Toddlers on the Move
25 families through Family Fund Assistance
23 people through Adaptive Recreation Fund Assistance
16 people received Campership Funding
30 members attending our social events
54 families have received Brewer’s Tickets
2 scholarship recipients/Mary Ann Potts Scholarship Fund