Thursday, October 6, 2011
Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Wow here we are again another year and its Spina Bifida Awareness month. It really is an important month its unfortunate that they cram so many in one month that are all very important that shouldn't be over shadowed by another. Spina Bifida is the second most common birth defect 1 out of every 1,000 newborns in the U.S. are born with Spina Bifida that's an average of 11 pregnancies per day have Spina Bifida but so many people have no idea what Spina Bifida is. Yet there are still so many doctors out there that have such a horrible out look and paint such a horrible picture of what the outcome will be. This has been the biggest thing for me from the vary beginning and I have numerous stories of this, and doctors encouraging to terminate the pregnancy. I get so emotional about this because I feel like so many are so ready to not gives these kids a chance at life. Every person I have come into contact with love there life, granted they all have challenges but still love life. I think the biggest thing for me that I could tell everyone is not about prevention but that there is hope and Spina Bififa is not a death sentence. Every person has an amazing story of trials and tribulations.
Our story is our daughter was born with Spina Bifida and we where told She will never walk, she will have no feeling below her hips and she will be mentally handicapped. They couldn't have been more wrong. She constantly proves her doctors wrong, she is amazing in every way. She is so smart, loves to color, loves to dance and just is the goofiest little girl. She always has a smile on her face. She consontantly touches everyone she comes into contact with, and everyone can't help but to say how amazing she is.
Please Help spread the word about Spina Bifida awareness month Thanks!