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Our mission is to build a better and brighter future for all those impacted by Spina Bifida.


SBANT is focused on supporting our Spina Bifida community in many ways through Education, Advocacy, Reseach & Support.  This includes partnering with SBA, SBA chapters and other community organizations to bring as many opportunities as possible to our community.  We encourage you to get involved and see what opportunities are available below. 


In Memory of Matt Morrison

We are saddened to announce that Matt Morrison passed away on December 27, 2021 at the age of 51.  Matt was the son of Gaye and Bill Morrison, who not only helped found the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas (then Dallas) in 1973, but who also helped found the national Spina Bifida Association.  Matt was an active member of SBANT in his youth and into his adulthood.  Our Camp TLC was founded because Gaye wanted for Matt and his friends to experience and enjoy a summer camp just like any other kid.  Matt had many health challenges later in life, but he didn't let them stop him from experiencing life to the fullest.  He had many friends who loved him and who will miss his sense of humor dearly. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 29, 2022 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Garland VFW Post 5076, located at 2180 Meridian Way.  His obituary can be found here where you can leave messages for his family. 

Our deepest sympathies to Matt's family and friends who loved and cared for him.  We will miss that smiling face.


SBANT Board of Directors

As the new year begins, we would like to say thank you to the individuals who are volunteering to serve on the SBANT Board of Directors.  We would also like to thank those who have served SBANT faithfully, some for a very long time, and who's terms of service have now come to an end.  This includes Maria Avitia, who served SBANT for over 30 years; Katherine Gresback, who served for 6 years; Sandy Hall, who served for 3 years; and Dr. Kristen Taylor, who served for 2 years.  We appreciate their support and dedication to serving our Spina Bifida community!

We would also like to welcome our new board members!

  • Dr. Blake Palmer, Pediatric Urologist
  • Amy Hensarling, SB Parent
  • Teresa Broadbent, SB Parent
  • Dr. Clarice Sinn, PM& R Physician and Adult Transition Clinic
  • Megan Williams, SB Adult
  • Katy Broadbent, SB Young Adult/Junior Board Member

We are still looking for someone to serve as Treasurer.  This is a position that needs someone with an Accounting/Finance background, but does not require too much of your time.  If you have questions, Elaine would be glad to speak with you.  Email Robin for contact info.


Camp TLC News!


Last Days To Give Without Spending! Deadline Extended to January 11th!

Each time you share a quality brand opinion with HundredX, up to $2 goes towards SBANT for our progams and services! You can personally create up to $150 of value (by giving 75 pieces of feedback).

Learn more about how you use your opinions to give without spending by clicking the button below or by simply TEXT SB2021 TO 90412 TO SIGN UP or CLICK THE LINK BELOW!  MAKE SURE TO SELECT SBA OF NORTH TEXAS WHEN REGISTERING SO YOUR PARTICIPATION BENEFITS SBANT!

We will have drawings for participants for people who reach the 25, 50 and 75 levels of feedback for SBANT swag. 

The campaign officially launched on Monday December 6th and runs through January 11th!  Simply think about all of the places you have been shopping or eating or products you have interaction with on a daily basis and give feedback.  Each survey takes less than 2 minutes of your time. 

P.S. When you join the campaign, your personal information is not sold or shared to any third parties. During the campaign, you will receive reminders from HundredX to submit feedback for our organization. You may opt out at any time.


SBANT Scholarship Recipients

SBANT's Educational Scholarship fund supports our individuals who wish to attend secondary education or trade school.  The application for the 2022-23 school year will be available on our website January 31st and will be included in the February newsletter.  Our wish is to help them succeed and support them as they pursue their goals.  Your donations to the scholarship fund helped several individuals last year, including Chelsea and Brandi.  They are thriving and making their way with your support.  Chelsea is participating in wheelchair track at the University of Arizona and won her first marathon in Honolulu last month!  Brandi is getting settled at Dallas Baptist University, has joined a sorority and is enjoying Greek life!  Congratulations to both these young ladies.  They are thankful for the support of SBANT.


Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavericks

The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavericks will be hosting a home tournament at UTA January 15-16.  Many of the players on the teams have Spina Bifida and their ages range from 6-17.  Please come out and support them and watch some great wheelchair basketball. For more information and the schedule, follow the Jr Mavs on their Facebook page.  They are also looking for help to run the score tables for the games. 


SBANT Online Store

Need a Spina Bifida awareness shirt for a Christmas present?  Want a super-soft 2021 Walk-N-Roll shirt?   Visit the store today!  If you have any questions or requests, please contact Robin at rlee@spinabifidant.org.  Happy shopping!


Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program

Do you shop at Tom Thumb?  You can link your rewards card to SBANT as one of your favorite charities and Tom Thumb will give back to us.  About the Good Neighbor Program -  Tom Thumb believes in working together with our customers to support programs that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We are committed to assisting non-profit organizations that are important to our customers and their families.

Tom Thumb offers our customers a way to direct our donation dollars to their favorite church, school or other non-profit organization. Since the program began in the fall of 1996, Tom Thumb/Randalls has donated nearly $48 million to over 8000 participating organizations. Through our Good Neighbor Program, organizations sign up to have an exclusive account number. Members of an organization can then link the account number to their Rewards card. You can link your favorite participating charity to your Rewards card by completing a Good Neighbor Charity Addition/Deletion Form. 

A link to the form can be found on the button below.  SBANT's Charity Number is 1059.  Complete the form with your Rewards number and visit the Customer Service desk the next time you buy groceries.  It's an easy way to earn funds for SBANT without costing you any money!


Medical Supply Room - Supplies Needed!

Our supply room is located at the office in Arlington. We have catheters, diapers, wound care supplies, briefs, catheter insertion kits and various other supplies. If you have need of incontinence supplies or would like to donate supplies, please contact Robin at rlee@spinabifidant.orgWe are currently low on 8f 16", 10f 16" and 12f 16" catheters.   Please contact us if you need supplies or wish to donate supplies!


When shopping on Amazon, don't forget to shop at smile.amazon.com and select Spina Bifida Association of North Texas as your charity to support! You can click this link to go to our page and select us. It's easy, free to you and it supports SBANT! Thank you!

Amazon Wishlist - Our wishlist changes all the time depending on our office and event needs.  Visit our list on the link below!  You always have the option to donate an Amazon gift card that we can use for future purchases.  We will be adding to the list in January as we prepare the office for the arrival of our interns!


Get Connected!

Stay connected to what's going on at SBANT through Facebook!

Like our Facebook page or join one of our closed groups today!


January 27 - Board Meeting

January 31 - Scholarship Applications Available

Mid-February - CampTLC Applications & Volunteer Info Available


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Spina Bifida Association of North Texas
801 Avenue H E Ste 101
Arlington, Texas 76011

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