Laurita Tellado Calderón

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My Actual Letter to the Mother who Aborted her Baby with Spina Bifida

<b>A note to my readers:</b> <b>Recently, I received an E-mail from a mom who contacted me for advice. She had a pregnancy affected by spina bifida, and at the</b> …

Pregnancy

27 Insanely Delicious Pinterest Accounts

Welcome to the mouth-watering world of Pinterest.

Recipes

It Takes a Village - Holdin' Out for a Hero

That is, without a doubt, one of my favorite, perhaps overused, sayings. But, I’m a firm believer in its veracity.<p>I don’t think anyone was put on …

Inspiration Porn

Recently, I’ve seen a <b>lot</b> <i></i>of feedback from fellow advocates and activists in the disability community regarding what is now termed as inspiration porn. …

Time I

A beautiful day! Ready for #WalkNRoll 4 #SpinaBifida! A beret kind of day. :) @SBACFL #CFL4Good #Orlando #DoGood http://t.co/XfmkqZZxn0

Holdin' Out for a Hero

Here's my #UNselfie: for #SpinaBifida awareness! #HoldinOut4SB #GivingTuesday #DoGood #Educate

5 Simple Ways to Help Someone Living with Spina Bifida / #GivingTuesday - Holdin' Out for a Hero

Today is Giving Tuesday, a movement for social good that is taking social media outlets by <i>storm.</i><p>Thousands and thousands of people are sharing ways in …

From a Painful Memory, a Spina Bifida Activist Finds Her Mission

<i>“Yes, the past can hurt, but the way I see it, you either run from it, or learn from it.”</i> —Rafiki, “The Lion King”<p>School should have been one of the …

Hung Up

The Woman in the Mirror: A BlogHer '12 Fashion Show Recap - Holdin' Out for a Hero

When I published the *now-somewhat-infamous* post “Standing on my Own Two Feet,” little did I imagine that, only months later, I would again be …

Why I Didn't Share My Urinary Tract Infection on Social Media

Urinary Tract Infection

Standing on my Own Two Feet - Holdin' Out for a Hero

<i>“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” –Coco Chanel</i> <i></i><p><b>“Everyone is different and that really is what makes everyone the same.”</b></i> …

Holdin' Out for a Hero

It's Day 2 of Spina Bifida Awareness Month, and I am PUMPED! I'm sharing this photo of me on the day I met sweet Emily, of Parents Magazine cover …

Holdin' Out for a Hero

You can never have too many awareness memes!<p>Here's one I just created. Feel free to share...please tag us on FB and/or Twitter @HoldinOut4Hero and …

A Better Way: Catching Up with Spencer Day

Katherine's Surprise - A Very Special Message!

Meeting Judy: A Conversation 3 Years in the Making

Happy 1st Anniversary, Holdin' Out for a Hero!

I'll Show You My Reasons for Raising Spina Bifida Awareness

<i>Author’s Note: This post was written in October 2013. Over a year later, I still feel this way. Thank God Nicholas made a full recovery from his</i> …

How to help YOUR family when your child is in the hospital

So I recently wrote the blog post "How to help a family with a child in the hospital" and got pretty good feedback. But in writing that I knew that …

why I call myself a #spinabifida mom

#spinabifida mom tip: a small shopping cart makes an excellent mobility tool at an outdoor Easter egg hunt.<p>If you read my Twitter bio, you’ll notice …

I wish the SBA would shut up about folic acid

One of the most important things I want to instill in Claire is a confidence that she is healthy and whole, just as she is. Spina Bifida, while not …

Transition workshop in Kenya: Preparing for adult life and development of adult services

IFSBH | Original Link<p>On 11-12 August 2014, IF is organising a workshop in Kenya on developing partnerships for managing the transition of people with …

Disability

Please Don't Praise Your Kid for Playing With Mine

It happens. A kid plays with a child with a disability and the parents are proud; they want to praise their kids, and you might hear statements like, <i>"Oh honey, you are so wonderful!" "You are the kindest person I know!" "You are the sweetest thing!" "You have a heart of gold!" "I'm so proud of you!"</i><p>…

Parenting

Study highlights Spina Bifida services issues

RTE News | Original Link<p>Ireland, United Kingdom —A new study has found that the majority of children with Spina Bifida do not have access to a …

Charity Shine is named 2014 Social Enterprise of the Year

Shine Charity UK | Original Link<p><b>Shine</b> has been named this year’s Social Enterprise of the Year at the Peterborough Telegraph Business Awards 2014, …

Disability

Syrian refugees: ‘We want to go home. That is our dream’

The Guardian | Original Link<p>As millions flee the conflict in Syria, the region’s humanitarian crisis grows by the day. Acclaimed war photographer …

South Africa: brand new association for people with SBH

IFSBH | Original Link<p>The new <b>Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus South Africa</b> was launched during a ceremony in Cape Town last …

People with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus call for the realization of the right to health

IFSBH | Original Link<p>The World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day’s third edition kicks- off with a theme “Access to Healthcare for all". It reminds …