Ms Wheelchair Utah Pageant

The Ms Wheelchair Utah Pageant is an inspiring program available to girls and women of all ages who use wheelchairs. The mission of the organization is “to provide opportunities for women and girls in wheelchairs to recognize their unique potential, not in spite of being in a wheelchair, but because of it.” The entire experience […]

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Muffy Davis Wins Three Paralympic Golds in London

Those following the YouTube ParalympicSportTV Channel, or the website, www.muffydavis.com, noticed over the past week that Muffy Davis racked up one GOLD medal after another for all three handcycling events that she entered. Idaho Mountain Express Reporter, Jeff Cordes writes: “It’s a good thing the Seattle Ridge ski run named for her is called “Muffy’s […]

Becca Goeckeritz Speaks at Education Night

Becca Goeckeritz was involved in an auto/pedestrian accident when she was 15 months old which left her paralyzed from the waist down. Although she does not have spina bifida, as a child she was seen at the Spina Bifida clinic because of the holistic care she needed. In 2007 Becca was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Utah, […]

Outer Disabilities

by Aimee Vargas, 16 yr. old from our Spina Bifida community Aimee Vargas shares her feelings about the need to treat all people as equals.  She also encourages others with disabilities to seek after their dreams.  Great advise from a very positive person and good role model!  Learn more about Aimee Vargas here. We all […]

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19-Year Old with Spina Bifida Uses His Wheelchair as a BMX Bike

  Aaron Fotheringham of Sandy, Utah was recently featured in the Deseret News.  He is known for doing a backflip in his wheelchair! Click on the following link to read more about Aaron:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370687/Wheelchair-becomes-19-year-olds-BMX-bike.html Watch him do his amazing trick on youtube:    

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SB on ABC: Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Season 8, Episode 12 of Extreme Makeover Home Edition aired January 2, 2011 and featured the Grommesh Family of Moorhead, Minnesota. Ten-year old Garrett has Spina Bifida and is full of enthusiasm for life. His parents established Hope Inc, a non profit that provides fun health and recreation for children in wheelchairs. From ABC.COM: “Garrett […]

Ryan Nelson – New Era Article Feature

Wheelchair athlete, Ryan Nelson is featured in the January 2011 LDS Youth Magazine, New Era. Check it out by following this link: http://lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/english/pdf/magazines/new-era/2011/01/NE_2011_01_13___09641_000_015.pdf

Meet Sue Thompson

The following is an interview with Sue Thompson, a member of our Spina Bifida community.  She is an inspiration and her interview is full of great insights. Q: Tell us about yourself. A: I was born in Pocatello, Idaho in 1949.  Within 2 weeks I was brought to SLC Primary Children’s Hospital and assigned to […]

Meet Brock Waidmann

Brock Waidmann, a former Utah resident, gives us a lot to be proud of.  At twelve years old Spina Bifida has not stopped him from living his dream of being an actor.  He will soon be playing the son of Paul Reiser in a new TV Series on NBC.  Read a great interview with Brock […]

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Five Ways to Manage Stress

As caregivers we really need to first take care of ourselves so that we have something to give to our children.  At the risk of exposing too much about myself, I would like to share something that has helped me a great deal.  When our daughter with spina bifida was born, a new level of […]

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