October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and October 25 is the international holiday for World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day!  Each year, about 1,427 babies are born with spina bifida, or 1 in every 2,758 births. Statistics say:  Hispanic: 3.80 per 10,000 live births/Non-Hispanic black or African-American: 2.73 per 10,000 live births/ Non-Hispanic white: 3.09 per 10,000 live births.  The estimated lifetime cost of care for a person with spina bifida, with caregiving costs, is $791,900. Children and young people with spina bifida reported lower health-related quality of life than youth with other chronic health conditions.”.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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