“Brave and Determined”: Child Overcomes Spina Bifida to Take Her First Steps

June 17, 2019

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.


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