Jeff Foss, Sales Rep at Sherwood Dodge is a fan favourite with his positive attitude and great skateboarding skills. Jeff had the opportunity to be a judge at a local competitor which aimed at bringing two types of communities together.
Spina bifida is a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. There are three main types: spina bifida occulta, meningocele, and myelomeningocele. The most common location is the lower back, but in rare cases it may be the middle back or neck. Occulta has no or only mild signs. Signs of occulta may include a hairy patch, dimple, dark spot, or swelling on the back at the site of the gap in the spine.
Meningocele typically causes mild problems with a sac of fluid present at the gap in the spine. Myelomeningocele, also known as open spina bifida, is the most severe form. Associated problems include poor ability to walk, problems with bladder or bowel control, hydrocephalus, a tethered spinal cord, and latex allergy. Learning problems are relatively uncommon.
For the 5th year in a row, Ride For Spina Biffita saw many people come out to the event which has made it a great success.