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2013 Spina Bifida Walk-N-Roll Events

by admin August 29 2013 15:12
The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family-friendly walk held all over the country to raise awareness about Spina Bifida. All proceeds are used for programs and services for people living with Spina Bifida. 180 Medical is proud to support Walk-N-Roll events around the country.

Spina Bifida is when the spine of the baby fails to close, creating an opening or a lesion on the spinal column. The result is paralysis, and possible nerve damage. Surgery is typically done to close the spine immediately after birth, which reduces further damage. Nerve damage can include many secondary symptoms such as bowel and urinary incontinence. The three types of Spina Bifida are Occulta, Meningocele, and Myelomeningocele. Over 166,000 Americans live with Spina Bifida.

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The Spina Bifida Association has been a voluntary health agency since 1973. Donations ensure they can provide education, advocacy, and care to the Spina Bifida Community.




About the Author:

Trish has worked for 180 Medical for almost three years as the Nebraska Office Coordinator. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and daughters.