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.
Our 25th Annual Sprint for Spina Bifida was a success! Thank you to everyone who participated, fund-raised, sponsored, donated, volunteered, and who supported our members and their families!
Deadline to request a Scholarship for Higher Education Funding is August 14th. Find more information on our services page.
SAVE the DATE! SBWIS Glow Run will be on Saturday, October 20th in Neenah, WI. Stay tuned for more information!
member of the month:
August Member of the Month is Max! Max is 19 years old and lives in Madison. He is part of his high school’s transition program and would like to work someday in the music or technology industries. Something cool about Max? He loves going to concerts! A favorite for him was Paul Simon. Max likes hanging out with friends and enjoys social events through SBWIS. His advice to others with spina bifida is “always keep trying and learn how to do new things”.#WISBimpact
SBWIS WISHES TO Thank these donors:
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:
17 new members joined SBWIS
16 people through adaptive recreation funding for things like adaptive ski equipment, a bike, wheelchair basketball program and swim lessons
20 families through family fund assistance for kitchen modifications, medical expenses, and travel related to child's care
3 people through scholarships for higher education in memory of Mary Ann Potts
6 people through Toddlers on the Move
15 people through Campership funding to attend many different kinds of camps