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# Spina Bifida

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# scoliosis
Donnelly says child scoliosis patients should receive surgery within four months under new plan
The plan was first discussed by the Health Minister in the Dáil on Tuesday.
# Waiting Lists
Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said “far too many” children are waiting too long for orthopaedic surgery
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Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks
Employees wore face masks while dealing with the girl, despite her not having a contagious disease.
# Darren Noonan
'It's been a long wait': Two anonymous callers donate €8k for spina bifida patient's wheelchair
Darren Noonan has been waiting seven months for a new wheelchair, but has been unable to secure funding.
# Spina Bifida
'We were told she wouldn't walk': Young girl beats odds and competes in dance competition
Seven year old Ava O’Donovan was born with Spina Bifida.
# Spina Bifida
This Irish man is running 24 marathons in 24 days
He’s aiming to raise €100,000 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.
# folic acid
Women hesitant to take folic acid because it 'indicates they are actively trying to get pregnant'
“It was just something you took when pregnant, I didn’t know that was the reason.”
Opinion: They said I would never walk – but I proved them wrong
When I was born with Spina Bifida, my parents were told I would likely be brain damaged and never walk. But things didn’t work out that way…
# children's health
Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study
Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.
# Spina Bifida
'The day my son was born was the longest, loneliest day of my life'
Catherine’s story started with devastating news but she now has an 11-year-old full of hopes, aspirations and a dream to be a professional footballer with Chelsea.
# Interview
Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O'Brien, but she's missing one ingredient for Rio 2016
‘You have to teach your brain to keep going when your brain says stop’.
Sligo Rovers cup winners sign jersey for Spina Bifida charity auction
Alan Keane was inspired to the deed after meeting a young Bit O’Red supporter
# Budget 2013
Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?
We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.