As part of honoring and highlighting National Spina Bifida Awareness Month, we are featuring one of our friends who lives with Spina Bifida (with the help and contribution from his loving mom, Terra).
His name is Grant, and he is 5 years old.
Grant Doesn’t Let Spina Bifida Slow Him Down
Grant was born with Spina Bifida, but he doesn’t let that stop him from some of his favorite activities like swimming, singing, doing arts and crafts, and working in the garage with his dad.
He loves to show off his wheelchair and do fun tricks like wheelies.
Last Halloween, his parents even made him a super-fun costume built around his wheelchair!
Terra, his mother says that from the moment they found out that they were having a boy with spina bifida, they began preparing for his arrival and finding the best care and suppliers for his special needs. He’s a tough trooper who’s been through multiple surgeries related to his condition, and he’s made it through each one a little stronger and healthier. He continues to take physical therapy, making independence a top priority.
Grant and his family are also members of their local Spina Bifida Association (SBA) chapter, so they can get together with other families during the various events held throughout the year, benefiting the Spina Bifida Association and furthering research and awareness about Spina Bifida.
Find your local SBA chapter for community support, education, and information and various events here, or call 800-621-3141, extension 35.