My name is Linda James Bennett. I had a very normal pregnancy, and like many moms, I was ready for my first child. I was looking forward to counting their fingers and toes to determine that they were normal. When my son didn’t speak and was slow to reach his milestones, I began my search for answers. What is wrong with my child? The question moms ask all the time when their child isn’t progressing normally. My son did learn to speak when he was around 4 years old, but it was
Jenna was born with Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele. Jenna's parents found this out through an ultrasound taken when her mother was about 3 or 4 months pregnant. In order to close up her spine and repair the exposed nerves, Jenna had surgery when she was 2 days old in Tampa, Florida. As she has gotten older, it seems some of the nerves have allowed her to have movement in her legs. The movement allows her to bend at the knee, but she is unable to stand. Jenna has no feeling fro
Hey everyone, my name is Melisa. I have Myelomeningocele Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Due to having Spina Bifida, I am paralyzed from the waist down. I use a wheelchair to get myself to places. To control my Hydrocephalus, I have a VP shunt (Vetrical Peratoneal Shunt).
In school, I was treated like I did not have a disability, which has taught me how to be independent. Grammar was my favorite subject in school. I was in an elementary school with kids who had all differe
I don't wanna cry anymore Even though I still hurt inside As I begin to clinch onto feelings That, are hard to describe. I try to find some form of relief, Of letting go of this pain, While there always a consistent reminder, That keeps bringing me back to that day. But, with each strive I take, This reminder just seem to never go away. You will need to build yourself up stronger, As a lot of people will say. You will need to take it day- by- day, As I begin to look forward,
Chelsie had a brain tumor that has left her half paralyzed on her right side. She says it affects her in every way you can think of . Chelsie is unable to get her license. Chelsie can't get married because she will lose her medical if she does ,. Chelsie and her loved one is unable to afford her medical . Chelsie’s childhood was hard. At the age of 13 years old . Chelsie had to miss a lot of school. Unfortunately for Chelsie , her peers spread a lot of l rumors at her school
Hey everyone!!! I’m LeAnn! I was born with Myelomeningocele Spina Bifida with hydrocephalus. The level of my paralysis is L3-L4 . I do have a neurogenic bladder and also severe constipation. I have neuropathy in my right leg. I have a slight limp to my walk , so school was a bit difficult for me as my peers didn't understand what I was going through. Now that I'm older I have learned to make the best of every day that I have. I have a son that turned 18 in March and also a ba
Yesse Leyva is thirty-one years old from Hollywood, FL. Yesse was born with a birth defect called Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele, Yesse was also paralyzed at birth. Doctors said Yesse would not make it very far, they said she would never go to college or drive.
Today, Yesse can do all those things. She drives an adaptive vehicle. Yes she has many doctor appointments, and bladder issues, but she definitely can not complain! Yesee also walks with a cane.
In 2014 , Heather and Joseph from Ohio , found out they were pregnant. At 18 weeks , Heather and Joseph went for their gender reveal ultrasound . They were having a baby girl with Myelomeningocele Spina Bifida. At first Heather and Joseph were terrified. The doctors had told them all the worst case scenarios that could happen .
The doctors had asked if Heather and Joseph wanted to terminate the pregnancy. They both immediately said no. Heather and Joseph had Just seen h