One of the most important things I want to instill in Claire is a confidence that she is healthy and whole, just as she is. Spina Bifida, while not something we chose, has been part of her life from the beginning, and will always be part of her life. We can’t change the past, but we can focus on the present and the future, which are both bright, full of joy and discoveries and yes, also challenges and pain– just like everyone else’s life, too, with or without SB.
What frustrates me is, it seems the Spina Bifida Association doesn’t always share this mindset. I follow them on social media, and I regularly see these kinds of posts pop up in my feeds: Continue reading