“Brave and Determined”: Child Overcomes Spina Bifida to Take Her First Steps
By Jade Waddy
Fanny Mendez’s excitement about becoming a first-time mother quickly turned to anxiety when her 21-week ultrasound revealed that her unborn baby girl had serious health problems that could prevent her from ever learning to walk.
Doctors discovered that the girl had spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. Read more.