Living with Spina Bifida isn't always nice and I found out later in life that I was born with it. I was born with Occulta , the mild form. I had difficulty learning in school . I needed help especially with writing, reading & math. At first I blamed my learning difficulties on my mother because when I was small she never gave me the attention and taught me anything so when i started school I couldn't even write my name!! As an adult I have had problems with finding work b
My name is Shaun Tackett . I just turned 40 and live in Fort Wayne Indiana. I was born with Myelomeningocele Spina Bifida. I’m a very positive person. Spina Bifida only affects my standing time and walking distance . However, I never let it hold me back from doing what I want in life. In my spare time , I love to be outdoors hunting and fishing and fishing in bass tournaments. I also love music and I play guitar every d My future goals are to continue to advance in my career
My name is Maliya Grace Johnson . Everyone who knows me calls me Grace . At school they call me Maliya . I was born with Myelomeningocele Spina Bifida. I am paralyzed from the waist down . When I was about to turn 12 years old , I came to the United States from China . Myself and 17 of my siblings live at home. Most of my siblings have disabilities. Due to my childhood and the obstacles I face with being in a wheelchair, I have become more independent. I am involved with a o
Job hunting is never pleasant. There’s the seemingly endless process of setting up profiles on every job-hunting website in existence, and adding your CV only to be asked to type the same information out on separate forms over and over again. There’s the constant onslaught of emails and phone calls from recruiters paid to give you any job, no matter how unsuitable said job might be for you. Then there’s the seemingly endless of streams of rejected applications and interviews,
As I was walking my dog, I smelled something in the air. Barbecque, that is one of my favorite smells from my childhood. That’s because my step dad is a chef and he taught me how to cook. From the first time I saw my step dad toss some Chinese I knew he had skills with his cooking ability. Many of my memories are of my step dad being patient with me as he taught me how to cook. He first taught me simple kitchen safety skills such as how to cut and chop vegetables and meat wit
I always start my story "with I went to sleep as myself and some up a complete stranger" On September 2014 Labor day, I suffered a bleeding stroke and brain aneurysm followed by brain surgery to relieve the pressure on my brain. This was all caused by a blood disease I caught in my mechanical heart valves to some routine dental surgery. The doctors told my family that If I survived, I would never be the same. After almost three months of learning how to walk, talk, read, writ
My name is Jessica Menley I was born with Spina Bifida, Today there is better hope treatments fetal surgeries that can help stop the process of more damage to the spinal cord.Which in turn can stop the process of any further nerve damage.
As for me I was born in 1984 when these surgeries were not known about, the only treatments at that time was surgery after birth to close the spine, as well as physical therapy.
Every year I had to go to Arnold Palmer hospital for childr
Stephanie McDougal was born with Myelomeningocele Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. She is shunted and uses a wheelchair to get her around . Stephanie is 30 years and lives in Canada.
How does it affect your daily living? Stephanie does not feel that Spina Bifida affects her daily living too significantly, yes it has things associated with it that may be a little challenging for Stephanie, however She has learned to overcome these challenges to the best of her ability. In
Hi my name is Jessica and I’m 20 years old and I have spina bifida. I’ve had it my whole life and certain things are hard for me. One of the things that is tough for me is accessibility. This is hard for me because I am confined to a wheelchair and I can not walk or stand. Independence is also hard for many reasons. One reason it is hard for me is because I can not drive a car or go many places by myself. This reason is frustrating because I would love to do things on my own.
My name is Dave Marcus Smith. I am 46 years old. I have Spina Bifida with Myelomenigocele. I am the baby of five kids. I have 4 sisters. I am married with 4 step daughters whom i consider my own. When I first set out to write this i had no idea as to what i would write about. In my opinion I have a rather boring life most of the time. I pretty much like to stay home and watch television or read. I like fishing and spending time with family.
Recently when meeting people i hav