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Tag: Spina Bifida
“By age 3, she had already undergone 3 surgeries” Ella has had three surgeries in the three years since her birth. She was born with myelomeningocele, a severe form of open spina bifida. This defect caused her spinal cord and surrounding nerves to protrude through an opening in her spine, forming a visible sac on […]
“This extremely rare disorder only affects 1 in 32,000 newborns” Health concerns plagued Jenna’s life from the very beginning. Tests revealed that there was an excessive amount of amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) surrounding her in the womb, a condition known to cause premature birth. Doctors also discovered that Jenna’s left kidney was not forming correctly. She […]
“Joseph’s resilience was mirrored by the Seattle Seahawks Win” Joseph was diagnosed at birth with spina bifida, a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. He was rushed into emergency surgery to close a hole in his back and to have a shunt placed in his brain to […]
“My wish was a great escape from the stresses of being sick” Where are they now? We want to know! That’s why KWN continues to be a part of the lives of our Wish Kids, long after the actual wish. Recently, we reached out to Keri, who received a wish from Kids Wish Network in […]
BELTSVILLE, Md. (April 2, 2015): Surrounded by cameras, cheerleaders, and adoring fans, 13-year-old Elijah Taylor recently became an honorary member of the Washington Wizards on his wish trip granted by Kids Wish Network. “Elijah doesn’t get to go out and do things like other kids, so this has been really special for him,” said his […]