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How can I get my child with spina bifida involved in his own medical care?

As people with spina bifida mature, they will perform more and more activities themselves. They might begin to make their own doctor appointments, or write down questions for visits to specialists. Watch 11-year-old Joshua talk about how he takes part in his own medical care.

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