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Teacher carries 10-year-old with Spina Bifida on back so she wouldn't miss a field trip


Spina Bifida occurs when a baby's spine and spinal cord don't develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. While surgery can be used to close the opening of the spine, many babies will go on to suffer from weakness or total paralysis of the legs as a result of damage to the nervous system. 

Shelly King’s 10-year-old daughter, Ryan, has Spina Bifida. And unfortunately, the Louisville, Kentucky, girl misses out on a lot in life because she is confined to a wheelchair. King told News Center Maine that her daughter is often unable to accompany her classmates on field trips because the locations aren’t always accessible.