“Adalynn is about to start school. I’ve made sure to make her as independent as possible!”

Q: What is your SB Warrior’s name?

A: Adalynn

Q: How old is she?

A: 5 years old

Q: What type of SB does she have?

A: Myelomeningocele

Adalynn is almost 5 years old. She was born at 37 weeks via c-section. After her birth she had her back surgery (she has myelomeningocele) she also had a shunt placed a few days after her birth. She also has a cast in her right foot to help her arch. Everything went well until she was 9 months old and had a shunt revision. But she’s almost 5 now and no shunt problems. As she got older she got AFOS. She still couldn’t walk. She also went threw speech therapy and did some physical therapy. In April of 2017 she had a tendon release. After she was all healed she got her new braces (Afos & KAFOS.) These really helped her to start to walk. She is now independently walking! We do have to catch her every 3-4 hours and she’s about to start school! I’ve made sure to make her as independent as possible!


Adalynn has been through a lot but never stops smiling. I mean look at that beautiful smile!

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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!