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SONYA OPPENHEIMER, MD

It is with a heavy heart we share that a Cincinnati Spina Bifida champion, Sonya Oppenheimer, MD, passed away on Friday, October 23rd after a fractured hip resulted in a hospital stay and subsequent hospice care. For many parents in Greater Cincinnati, “Dr. O”  as she was fondly known, was the first person to speak compassionately with them about their child’s diagnosis with intimate knowledge and optimism.  She didn’t so much sugar coat her delivery, but instead shared positive outcomes of people living with spina bifida which brought acceptance within reach. In 1969, Dr. O was one of the first physicians to ...
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New SBCC Board Members

July 1st not only marks the beginning of the second half of 2020 (hopefully, it will be better) but also the time when term limits begin and end for members of the SBCC Board of Directors.  First, we would like to say THANK YOU to outgoing board members David Albert and John Munnis, Jr. who have each completed two three-year terms; we appreciate their time and dedication to our organization and look forward to continuing our work with them in their respective roles as Walk & Roll Co-Chair and Advocacy Committee Chair. Next, we would like to welcome to the board two new ...
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Walk T-shirt Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 Walk & Roll Logo Design Winner... Amanda Ohmer. Amanda will receive a $150 VISA Gift Card for her winning design. Amanda is an art director who was born and raised in Cincinnati. She resides on the west side of Cincinnati with her husband, Josh, and two awesome dogs. Amanda shared she "was made aware of the design contest by my sister-in-law Molly Meyer, who is an active member of SBCC.  Molly's son, Isaac, was diagnosed with spina bifida and underwent fetoscopic fetal surgery to repair Myelomeningocele at 25 weeks. Isaac was born 10 weeks prematurely and today at 2 ...
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Payroll Protection Program Loan

 SBCC is pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a COVID-19 Small Business Administration (SBA) Stimulus Package Payroll Protection Program Loan.  This loan is designed to provide incentives to small businesses and nonprofits to keep their employees on the payroll.  The SBA will forgive the loan if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks, and the proceeds are used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities.  As you may recall, because of the COVID-19 effects on the organization, we made the difficult decision to reduce our Program Manager, Diane Burns' hours; this loan will allow ...
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#GivingTuesdayNow

 Every day at SBCC, we work to empower and enhance the lives of people living with spina bifida in Greater Cincinnati. However, this worldwide pandemic is driving us to join TOGETHER in new ways as one powerful force!  While SBCC cannot convene in person, we have continued to support our community through our weekly Adult Remote Hangouts, financial scholarships, and continuing to provide resources. SBCC relies on our sponsors, events, and individual contributors to be able to support our families. This unprecedented time presents challenges for our organization- a decline in donations, the inability to host fundraising events (Swing ‘FORE’ Spina Bifida), social ...
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