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#Spina Bifida

# spina-bifida - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks WRC

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.

# spina-bifida - Friday 20 April, 2018

'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 - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'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 - Saturday 1 July, 2017

This Irish man is running 24 marathons in 24 days

He’s aiming to raise €100,000 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.

# spina-bifida - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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.”

# spina-bifida - Sunday 16 November, 2014

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…

# spina-bifida - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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 - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

'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.

# spina-bifida - Monday 4 August, 2014

From The42 Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O'Brien, but she's missing one ingredient for Rio 2016 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’.

# spina-bifida - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From The42 Sligo Rovers cup winners sign jersey for Spina Bifida charity auction GIVING BACK

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

# spina-bifida - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

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.