a great valencia alumni blog

Please be sure to take a moment to check out this inspirational and insightful site:


Here, in her own words, Laura (Valencia alumna, 2006) shares why she started her blog and the important goal she hopes to accomplish:

I’ve decided to write a blog that will chronicle my search for a spokesperson for people with the condition that I have, spina bifida. It is the #1 cause of paralysis in children in America. It is also more common than muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis combined.

But, why should you even care about this blog? Well, the fact of the matter is that while taking folic acid can help prevent having a child with spina bifida, there is no known cure for it, and my goal is to encourage people to get the conversation going about spina bifida, and how we can all help people through research and quality of life programs.

So, if you’re interested, please share this link with people you know. Spina bifida is a lot more common than you may think.

 Today Laura celebrates her 23rd birthday – Happy birthday and we all wish you the very best!