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Facts on Spina Bifida Awareness

The month of October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month.

The goal of the Spina Bifida Association for 2016 is to increase the overall awareness of Spina Bifida as far as needs, research, and support in the community using the hashtag #BeyondAllLimits

1. What is Spina Bifida

The latin translation for Spina Bifida is “split spine, it describes the most common birth defect in the United States—effecting roughly eight babies born daily.

According to the Spina Bifida Association (SBA), the permanently disabling brain and spinal birth defect, which occurs in the womb when the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord don’t close completely.

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