What’s Happening

Newest Board Member

We are pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Ketchmark to our SBCC Board of Directors. Jennifer is the morning meteorologist for 9 On Your Side in Cincinnati. Outside of her passion for the weather, she loves to get immersed in the community through visits to area schools to talk about the weather, walking, biking and through service opportunities. She became connected with SBCC in 2017 after attending the Walk and Roll. She got to know the Wendel family and heard about the organization and what families living with spina bifida are looking to achieve. Jennifer says she is honored to ...
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CRC Therapeutic Recreation Fall/Winter Programs

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s (CRC) Division of Therapeutic Recreation has released their Fall and Winter Program Guide. The Division of Therapeutic Recreation offers leisure services for individuals with disabilities. The services promote healthy lifestyles and provide opportunities to participate in high-quality recreational, social, and cultural experiences in the community, and at their recreation facilities. Whether you like to swim, play basketball, work out at the gym, bowl or handcycle, there is an activity here for you.  New this year: The Game of Life This program is for teens and young adults who are looking to become more independent and learn new skills! It will ...
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Cincinnati’s First Open Fetal Surgery

by: Stefanie Hengge and Foong-Yen Lim, MD In February of 2011, Sherri Davis received a phone call that no expectant parent is prepared for.  Blood test results showed that at 18 weeks gestation, her son tested positive for spina bifida. What followed was a flurry of additional tests and discussions on Sherri’s qualifications for fetal surgery. Fetal surgery for spina bifida is one of the most remarkable developments in the history of treatment for birth defects where the lesion on a baby’s spine is repaired while the woman is still pregnant, avoiding further progression of the condition. Although life changing, ...
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Encore Technologies – Corporate Sponsor

Information technology support provider, Encore Technologies, has signed on as the first corporate sponsor of the Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati! Being a corporate sponsor entails not only providing financial support as Title Sponsor for the annual Walk & Roll, but also sponsoring our Holiday Party and the spring fundraiser, Swing 4 Spina Bifida.  John Burns, founder and CEO of Encore Technologies, is a longtime friend to SBCC. He has supported the organization both personally and with his past employer for many years. Encore is a privately owned, full-service Data Center and IT solutions company focused on the Enterprise, Healthcare and Commercial markets and ...
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Recap of the SB Clinical Care Conference

SBCC Executive Director, Rhonda Morrison, MSW, and Program Manager, Diane Burns, joined medical and research staff from Cincinnati Children’s in Chicago this past weekend at the first annual Spina Bifida Clinical Care Conference, hosted by the Spina Bifida Association in partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital. Approximately 150 health care providers and spina bifida support organization staff from across the US learned about the Spina Bifida Association’s Collaborative Care Network, the new Guidelines for the Care of People with Spina Bifida, the National Spina Bifida Patient Registry, and other current research in spina bifida as we shared resources and information about ...
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