To the top of Mount Meru, Tanzania by wheelchair

Posted by Sam Crow, July 22 2020

We recently shared a blog about Ina Åkerberg and her adventure in reaching the summit of Mount Meru. In this blog, we hear from Lisa Schmidt and Daniel Lebuser, wheelchair users who accompanied Ina on her summit. This time Daniel writes about their incredible journey from a different perspective.

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Topics: wheelchair, SCi, spina bifida

'Health is the great leveller' - Part 2

Posted by Sam Crow, May 5 2020

After his Spina Bifida worsened and he suffered a collapse at work, Andy decided it was time to reach out for support. Now he’s grateful for the cross-team support provided by his local healthcare professionals and the Navina Care Team. 

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Topics: TAI, Bowel Management, spina bifida, bladder and bowel interaction

'Health is the great leveller' - Part 1

Posted by Sam Crow, May 4 2020

Having worked in a care setting, Andy understands the importance of having the right support network behind you. It took a worsening of the symptoms of his Spina Bifida before Andy sought that support...

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Topics: spina bifida

Evie Toombes: Find a way - not an excuse!

Posted by Evie Toombes, November 19 2019

Para rider, blogger and campaigner, Evie spreads awareness of hidden disabilities as founder of The Evie Toombes Foundation, inspiring others to live their life to the fullest in the face of adversity.

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Topics: Women's Health, spina bifida, LUTS, Self-catheterisation

What freedom and dignity means when living with Spina Bifida

Posted by Sam Crow, October 29 2019

To be born with Spina Bifida is to be used to the obstacles the condition presents – nevertheless, you do get tired of them from time to time. We met Ida Rönnblad – sociable, positive and a passionate bird-watcher. Over a cup of coffee we discussed what freedom and dignity means to her.

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Topics: Women's Health, spina bifida, Urology, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms