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October is Spina Bifida awareness month!

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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 469 members strong!

 

october News:

The deadline for submission for the SPINA BIFIDA RELIEF FUND has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted. Those submitted will be reviewed by our board of directors on October 23rd and we will be contacting everyone soon after.

Thank you for raising $14,000.00 at our 26th annual Sprint for Spina Bifida! 27 people with spina bifida attended this year!

Neenah Glowing Bright for Spina Bifida Glow Walk is October 19th! Day of event registration is $20 cash or check only. Come join us!



member of the month:

The October Member of the Month is Makenzie M. from Rock County! Makenzie is 12 years old and loves horses, swimming, and hanging out with friends. She loves the ocean and seeing new things. She dreams of one day seeing the Eiffel tower! She is determined and doesn’t really let anything hold her back. Makenzie has 2 older brothers, Brent is the oldest and Isaac who also has Spina Bifida. Makenzie has a love for sled hockey with the Wisconsin Skeeters. Makenzie and her team won 2nd place in Tampa’s USA disabled hockey festival this year and also were undefeated and won 1st place at the Minnesota sled hockey festival. When asked what advice she has for others with spina bifida, Makenzie said, “To always try your best. It's ok if you need a break but don’t give up. Try everything at least once. You can do more then you think. Ignore mean people, they don’t matter.”

Pictured here is our featured October Member of the Month- Makenzie!

Pictured here is our featured October Member of the Month- Makenzie!

SBWIS WISHES TO Thank these donors:

16th Annual Ella’s Outing in Green Lake, WI

River Bend Resort and the Sobecki Family from Watertown, WI

Everyone contributing to our 2019 Sprint for Spina Bifida!

Facebook fundraisers are easy and SBWIS members have raised $2,369.00 so far in 2019.

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:

26 new members joined SBWIS

5 Toddlers on the Move

44 families through Family Fund Assistance

45 people through Adaptive Recreation Fund Assistance

16 people received Campership Funding

76 members attending our social events and fundraisers

80 families have received Brewer’s Tickets

2 scholarship recipients/Mary Ann Potts Scholarship Fund

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