To brace or not to brace? That is not the only question…or, Jamie’s life in braces

To brace or not to brace? That is not the only question…or, Jamie’s life in braces

  When most kids get new braces, it involves a trip to the orthodontist. I did experience that, but in my world braces always meant contraptions on my legs to help me walk. When I went to being a full-time wheelchair user in my late teens/early 20s, I stopped wearing leg braces. To be perfectly … Read More

A groundbreaking interview and a really, really cute kid (with Spina Bifida)

I remember when I was a little girl, I was interviewed for some local TV station’s show that I think was called Mike and Maddie. Or something like that. The segment was about local kids with Spina Bifida and if my memory serves correct, it was one of those “rah rah isn’t this cute handicapped … Read More

What do a pink Barbie car and an umbrella have in common?

First of all, don’t skip over this video. It’s not a virus or a prank. It’s not that long, either. It’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. A young girl with Spina Bifida gets her own motorized pink Barbie car thanks to folks in her community who took an interest. Once you’re done … Read More