“We don’t let anything stop us from living and enjoying our lives together!”

Q: What is your name?

A: Kim Burdick & Ben Bowman

Q: How old are you?

A: Kim 44 and Ben 43 Ben

Q: What kind of SB do you have?

A: Myelomeningocele

Q: How can we continue to follow your story?

A: We both have Facebook accounts and Ben has a mower racing page since he races lawnmowers every summers at a go cart track near us. We don’t let anything stop us from living our lives together and enjoying our lives. 

Ben and I first met each other at Shriners Hospital for Children as young teens. We were inpatients at the same time. After I was released I returned to the hospital to attend a dance with Ben. He then took me to my senior prom. After high school we lost touch with each other. 20+ years later we found each other again on Facebook in a group for adults with SB. I asked him some identifying questions to make sure that it was really him. After I was convinced that I was really talking to him I identified myself. We ended up talking for 9 hours that first night and have been together ever since. I think we’ve been together nearly 5 years now.

I loved hearing how Spina Bifida brought these two together! You never know how things will work miracles in your life. It’s pretty cool!