Stefanie Hengge reveals the exemplary experiences of people in our local community in a series entitled, “Spina Bifida: Stories of Resilience”.  Each story portrays a person’s or family’s strength, indominatable spirit, perseverance, and creativity as they manage and adapt to some of the challenges people face when living with spina bifida. Click on an image below to read their compelling story.

Author, Stefanie Hengge, is a thirty-something advocate for disadvantaged populations, primarily those with mental or physical disabilities. Professionally, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and serves as a Senior Administrative Assistant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Leisurely, she can be found either with her nose in a book, writing, or attempting to travel as much of the world as possible. She also has spina bifida.

 


Emmaline – beginning kindergarten

 

 

 


Ame
lia – surgery warrior

 

 

 



John – disability advocate

 

 

 



Scott and Landyn – making friends