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 447 members strong!
Welcome 4 new members: Jack, Scott, Genevieve and Edye
Madison ABOVE & BEYOND Fun Run/Walk/Wheel event on April 27th! Click HERE for more information!
Remember! Campership applications and Scholarship for Higher Education applications are due May 1st!
member of the month:
The March Member of the Month is Ma’laysia L. Ma’laysia, age 4, wanted to say “Hello”. When SBWIS Executive Director Kathy met her a few weeks ago, she was a delightful walking & talking example of how our members go Above and Beyond! Her mom, Autumn included in an email, “that when Ma’laysia was born she had to lay on her belly, and had surgeries to close the hole in her back. They said her level was low and that she could have the chance walk, but it would be later. Ma’laysia was hospitalized again for too much fluid on her brain so they put in a shunt. She had very bad club feet, but she still was able to learn how to walk when she was 2 ½. She sees a physical therapist, had surgery on both legs, which she got hardware in to straighten them, and later another surgery to remove it. She also has a bowel incontinence and bladder leaking which she is on bladder medication for. Ma’laysia still has roads to cross, but she has come a long way.” Stay strong and healthy Ma’laysia!
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:
3 New members joined SBWIS
14 families through Family Fund Assistance
9 people through Adaptive Recreation Fund Assistance
3 people received Campership Funding
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