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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 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.
MEMBER OF THE MONTH:
August Member of the Month is Ty W. Ty is 15 years old and lives in Chippewa Falls, WI. He has attended the track camp at University Illinois and as he writes, "I learned so much- like how to eat healthier and different training strategies that will greatly benefit me. Also, if it was not for the SBWIS Campership funding, I would not have learned how to repair my chair (which is very important for me to know how to do). In addition, I was able to train with the best in the world as well as other kids my age. Finally, attending this camp has not only increased my independence in the sport, but in everyday life as well."
SBWIS WISHES TO Thank these Sprint donors:
Dominiczak Therapy Associates, LLC Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Ginkgo Leaf Studio, LLC
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign & Sarah S
Strike FC Wisconsin
Luke Weber photographer
save the date:
September 23 Fall Fest playground and bowling activities in Stevens Point
September 24 Horseback Riding at Three Gaits in Stoughton
October 14 Fall Harvest Fest at Zachariah's Acres from 12 to 3pm in Oconomowoc
November 10th 6 to 8pm Rocky's Pizza Night and Social in Madison
Lives changeD In 2017:
46 new members this year
11 families through adaptive recreation funding for things like adaptive ski equipment, a bike, wheelchair basketball program and swim lessons
14 families through family fund assistance for kitchen modifications, medical expenses, and travel related to child's care
13 people through campership funding to attend many different kinds of camps
August is 'Don't Be A Bully' Month. It is never okay to treat someone with disrespect because they are "different". Be a leader!