SB Superheroes, We Are Not Disabled, We Are Differently Abled

What is Spna Bifida?

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what Spina Bifida is, but with the help of Steve Boswell we will find out here!

Learning about Spina Bifida

What is Spina Bifida? Find out here!

What is Spina Bifida?

Spina bifida REALLY means 'split spine'

Are spine and spinal cord sends messgages from the brain so that we can do things with our bodies like feeling and touching.

What is Spina Bifida?

When we have Spina Bifida it means that our spinal cord and Neural Tube and the bones around it which are called vertabrae do not close and have a gap in them. It means some things do not work as well.

How does Spina Bifida affect our bodies?

Spina bifida Occulta

Spina bifida occulta is the mildest form of spina bifida (occulta means hidden). Most SB Superheroes with this type of defect never have any problems, and the spinal cord is often unaffected.

How does Spina Bifida affect our bodies?

Spina bifida Manifesta

There is two types:

1. Meningocele

The outer part of the vertabrae is split, the spinal cord is normal. Things called meninges are damaged and pushed out through the GAP!

2. Myelomeningocele

The outer part of the vertabrae is split and the spinal cord and meninges are damaaged and pushed out through the Gap!

To be a SB Superhero!

Now that you know what Spina Bifida is you can be a SB Superhero.

Dont be afraid to try something new, and to do what you want.

Being a DS Superhero means you should have trust, respect and independence. you should be Treated as an individual, because you have the same needs as everybody!

You are ot disabled, your just differently abled.