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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.
Welcome new members Paisley, Megan, Sheila and Cameron
SAVE the DATE for Danny's 14th Annual Golf Outing on June 7, 2018. Click HERE to register or sponsor this event.
SAVE the DATE for the GripItRipItSipIt Golf Outing on June 22, 2018. Click HERE to register or sponsor this event.
SAVE the DATE for Sprint for Spina Bifida on August 11, 2018 at Greenfield Park! Come help us celebrate Sprint's 25th anniversary! Click HERE for race page registration.
member of the month:
May Member of the Month is Emma H! Emma is three years old and lives in Appleton, WI. She loves Daniel Tiger, Doc McStuffins, eating snow, running around in her walker, eating Macaroni and Cheese, and playing with her cousins. Emma has been working really hard on reciprocal walking. She loves to hop in her walker, so taking steps is HUGE. Emma is a very independent young lady, doesn’t like getting help from people, and loves hippotherapy!
Emma’s mom writes, “As a parent, I have tried to make sure that all the things that other kids her age do are possible for Emma and not let her disability slow her down! And it doesn't, Emma is fierce and she finds a way to do all the things she wants to (even when she probably shouldn't!!)”. Way to go Emma!
SBWIS WISHES TO Thank these donors:
Sprint Sponsors: Dominiczak Therapy, Ewald Chevy-Buick, Wells Fargo, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and NewMobility
Ongoing donations from UnitedHealth Group, Aurora Health Care Caregivers, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and JC Penny employees.
Allay Home and Hospice
Ziemann Foundation, Inc
Lives changeD In 2018:
17 new members joined SBWIS
15 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