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National Spina Bifida Awareness Month: Spotlight on Grant

by Jessica October 11 2013 12:29
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.

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He 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!

180 medical customer story grant

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.

Terra, his mother, says, “We have been using 180 Medical since Grant was born. The staff is like no other, and they always go above and beyond.” She also says that “Grant loves being a part of the 180 Medical Kids Club which provides kids with knowledgeable information to teach them about hygiene and self-cathing.

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.

Having Grant has changed our lives and taught us so much,” says Terra. “You always hear people say they look up to their hero, but I look down at mine, every day. Grant is such a strong, happy, loving little guy with such a huge heart. He is so confident in himself and his abilities that he looks right past his disabilities…Thank you for being part of his life and care, 180 Medical.”

180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 4 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.