The History of Spina Bifida

Transitions and A Medically Complex Child

Every life is a story.  All of these stories are connected to the ones before. Some of the ones before us had faith to try a new route, a new way. They choose to believe that new ways were possible. They were not afraid to try and reinvent the wheel. They were able to suspend their disbelief and make a difference for those that followed. History is important. It teaches us to strive for forward progress. I once had a physician ask, “Why are you trying to reinvent the wheel?” My response, one of those pregnant pauses. My mind later replied, “Because those that question and push, can make a change?”


The history of Spina Bifida is rich with those who were trying to improve the lives of others. Some were striving for personal progress as their child’s life and future were on the line. Others were just brilliant and were out of the box…

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