Encouragement for Kids with SB
When your child with SB reaches pre-teen years (and maybe before) you are going to want stories of super heroes with SB to encourage them. These years are TOUGH. I’m very sad that Wheels (a magazine for disabled kids) was canceled. Anyway, these links might be a great resource for you.
http://www.jeandriscoll.com/ – Amazing woman with SB, winner of Boston Marathon multiple times, Olympic champion, etc. We read her biography, amazing.
http://www.disabledsportsusa.org/ – getting your child involved in extra-curricular is huge. Our community offers cheerleading, baseball, and basketball for SB kids.
Have y’all heard of Victory Junction? Oh my word. AMAZING! my oldest daughter with SB will be going this next year. We have a friend that goes. Talk about encouragement and support! Amazing. Spina Bifida week is so much fun! There is one 3 day weekend in March for whole families of kids with SB to attend if you aren’t sure about camp for your sweetie yet. The staff is amazing.. http://www.victoryjunction.org/
And then these two stories: Jason http://www.uticaod.com/x1651963910/Jason-Robinsons-Boilermaker-dream-takes-off
Don’t be afraid to share these type stories with your kids. They need to know that they too can defy expectations.