Braeden is one of the most sincere, sweetest souls you will meet. He lives at home with his parents and school-aged siblings from which he requires a lot of support due to Spina Bifida. Nearing his 23rd birthday, he desires a space that can help him express his independence. Braeden is musically inclined and is exploring a career in public relations.
Braeden's Joy Room Ask:
Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. It's a type of neural tube defect. The neural tube is the structure in a developing embryo that eventually becomes the baby's brain, spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them.
Normally, the neural tube forms early in pregnancy and it closes by the 28th day after conception. In babies with spina bifida, a portion of the neural tube doesn't close or develop properly, causing defects in the spinal cord and in the bones of the spine.
Spina bifida can range from mild to severe, depending on the type of defect, size, location and complications. When necessary, early treatment for spina bifida involves surgery — although such treatment doesn't always completely resolve the problem.