Stories tagged with: Spina Bifida

July 24, 2015 - 4:37pm
1 week 2 days ago

The benefit for a Duncan Falls girl living with Spina Bifida is this Sunday.

Three-year old Callista Lynch is making strides and her speech is improving. Her mom, Kim, said Callista loves the taste of freedom she gets in her new pink wheelchair, but unfortunately there isn't enough space inside their house to give her the independence she needs.

"Now she just really wants to go, so what we're doing now is we're helping her figure out how to work the wheelchair, and we get to...

July 14, 2014 - 4:11pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

The Lynch family of Duncan Falls is hosting their 3rd annual benefit to raise money for their daughter, Callista Lynch who suffers from Spina Bifida.

Spina Bifida is a condition that causes nerves to form outside of the back. This leads to nerve damage. The money will go toward making their home handicap accessible. Callista's mother Kim says she will use a power wheelchair to get around on her own. This requires a major renovation of the Lynch's home that is estimated at approximately...

July 28, 2013 - 8:06pm
2 years 5 days ago

The second annual benefit for a small girl with large medical expenses was held Sunday.

18 month old, Callista Lynch was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect where the spinal column does not close all of the way, affecting how she moves, grows and develops. She constantly has had to undergo surgery to improve her condition.

"We went under fetal surgery when she was 22 weeks along and I was on bed rest quite awhile. She was born six weeks early and so far we are on our 8th...

July 16, 2013 - 4:11pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

18-month-old Callista Lynch was born with spina bifida, a common birth defect that affects the spine and eventually causes other complications. The Lynch family will travel to Columbus early Wednesday morning for Callista's eighth surgery.

"No one here will treat her because they don't have the skills, the equipment," said Kim Lynch, Callista's mother. "So everytime she needs something, we're driving to Columbus. And if they don't have it in Columbus, then we'll drive to...

February 25, 2012 - 6:41pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

A little girl is receiving an outpouring of love and support.

Callista Lynch was born four weeks ago with Spina Bifida and fluid on the brain. Her mother Kim said she was terrified when she learned of Callista's diagnosis, but now, she's just happy to have her baby girl.

"Now that she's here, we know that we have a whole lot of physical therapy ahead of us, we have a whole lot doctor's appointments, but she's, I mean, she's a great baby. She's very calm, she's just like...

August 12, 2011 - 10:02pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

Two-year-old Ava McCulloch has a reason to smile - she's starting to feel better.

Ava was born with Spina Bifida, a neurological disorder that makes it difficult for her to walk.

"It affects nerves in the body below that point where her spinal cord was sticking out at birth, so there's some nerve damage that was done," said Ava's mother Jessica.

After doing some online research, Jessica discovered a procedure that could change her daughter's life - stem cell...

February 7, 2011 - 8:11pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

A local family is seeking community support to help finance a medical procedure that could finally help their daughter gain mobility in her legs.

Two-year-old Ava McCulloch has Spina Bifida which means her backbone and spinal canal did not close before birth.

"The doctors told us when we left Zanesville that not to look it up because it would devastate you and make you scared all the time," said Ava's father Travis when doctors first diagnosed Ava.

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