“Determination has a gotten me to push past everything they said I wouldn’t do.”

Q: What is your name?

A: Makenna Thomas

Q: Where do you live?

A: Blackfoot, Idaho

Q: How old are you?

A: 18 years old

Q:How can we continue to follow your story?

A: Instagram @mjtgirl

What type of SB do you have?

A: Myelomeningocele


When I was born the doctors told my mother that I wouldn’t live to see college. They also told her that I would never be able to walk, or even push myself in a wheelchair. Well, they were wrong about all of it.

I can walk with the help of a crutch and braces, I’m only in a wheelchair for longer distances. I will also be going to college here in a couple of months. Determination is what has gotten me to push past everything they have said I wouldn’t do and I still live by that today.


I love Makenna’s story of perseverance and determination.  We all should try not to allow our differences to have any sort of negative impact on our lives…EVER! right?  Makenna is the perfect example of that!

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Kristin Marquis

Hey there! I'm Kristin. I live in the beautiful Seacoast town of Portsmouth, NH with my hubby Matt and our rescue pup Charlie. I was born with Spina Bifida and made this website in hopes that I would reach other people going through the same difficult things as I have and also to inspire others to embrace their differences and live Spina-Beautifully!