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Spina Bifida Explained

1st January, 2008

[Source] Kids Health
Andrea is 12 years old and in the 6th grade. She likes to go swimming, play with her dog, and have friends over. She’s been in three dance recitals, and she even received a standing ovation once. She’s traveled to Canada and many places in the United States, and next summer she hopes to go to Scotland. When she’s older, Andrea wants to be a chef.
Like you, Andrea is interested in many things and can do a lot of stuff. What might be different from you, though, is the fact that Andrea can’t walk. Andrea has spina bifida (say: spy-nuh bih-fuh-duh) and uses a wheelchair to get around.
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