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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 431 members strong!
member of the month:
September Member of the Month is 18 year old Kelly L. from Bayside, WI, who has been awarded the SBWIS Education Scholarship in Memory of Mary Ann Potts, Ph. D.. Kelly is attending Xavier University and plans to study Psychology with the goal of earning her Doctorate. Kelly hopes to eventually work in a hospital setting helping people. Kelly states, “My life hasn’t always been easy and I have a long road ahead of me. I’ve worked hard and I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me.”. This scholarship is made possible through the continued support of the Potts/Weaver families honoring Mary Ann. Congratulations Kelly and best of luck to you at Xavier University! #WISBimpact
SBWIS WISHES TO Thank these donors:
OSHKOSH DEFENSE for sponsoring our glow walk!
Grip It Rip It Sip It Golf Event for $5,000.00
Townsend Foundation for $3,000.00 contribution to our Adaptive Rec Fund
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:
25 new members joined SBWIS
25 people through adaptive recreation funding for things like adaptive ski equipment, a bike, wheelchair basketball program and swim lessons
32 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