Whitney's Rollin In The Blue
I was born on December 14, 1981 in Richmond Kentucky. I have what is called Spina Bifida with Hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida means 'Open Spine' & Hydrocephalus means 'Fluid on the brain'. There are different types of SB. I have the most severe type. It's called Myelomeningocele. 2 hours old, I had my first surgery to close the spine. I was also born with club foot. That means that my feet were twisted. I had that surgery at only a few hours old to release the muscle cords. The doctors weren't very hopeful that I would make it but with prayer & faith in the Lord my family knew I would. Doctors told my family that they should think about funeral arrangements. That if by chance that I did make it, I would have to have 24/7 around the clock care for the rest of my life.
Today, I am 35 years old, happy & independent living in my own apartment with my other half of almost 10 years. I have my drivers license. I volunteer & get involved with the Spina Bifida Of Kentucky organization as much as possible. This organization that I am raising money for is such a blessing to me & to so many families. Without this organization, families/individuals wouldn't have the funds for so many things. Not to mention the community/family that we all have become.
All it takes is $1 to make a difference. So, I am asking you to give what you can so families & individuals such as myself to continue to have this wonderful organization in our lives.
Philippians 4:13 '
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me'