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The West Michigan Spina Bifida Organization exists to support individuals affected by Spina Bifida by helping them lead rich, full lives and to become as independent as they possibly can.

The WMSBO assists families effected by Spina Bifida in numerous ways with help, education and support.
  • Assist with adaptive sports equipment.
  • Distribute funds to assist children in attending special camps.
  • Financially assist families attending educational conferences.
  • Offer programs & events for our local Spina Bifida community to meet & connect with others who share similar challenges.
  • And much more...
We focus on meeting the needs of the local Spina Bifida community so all funds raised by our Association directly benefit those affected in the West Michigan area. Please contact us if you would like to get involved, if you have questions or would like to donate to our organization.


An estimated 70,000 people in the United States are currently living with Spina Bifida, the most common permanently disabling birth defect. Spina Bifida occurs when the spine of the baby fails to close during the first months of pregnancy. There are 60 million women at risk of having a baby born with Spina Bifida. Everyday, an average of 8 babies are affected by Spina Bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine.

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