About the SBHASA

Individuals living with Spina Bifida and / or Hydrocephalus require appropriate health care, education, employment and recreational opportunities, and community support in order to reach their full potential. The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Southern Alberta (SBHASA) is committed to advocating on behalf of our members in order to ensure that these needs are met. The goal of the SBHASA web site is to educate and inform you about Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their associated medical conditions and issues, and to provide information on the programs offered by the SBHASA to its members.

Our Mission:

To improve the quality of life of all individuals with spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus and their families through awareness, education and research.  

Our Purpose:

To foster and promote the human rights and well-being of those with spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus. To promote research into cause, improved treatment and prevention of these conditions. To promote, encourage, and stimulate the client's care, treatment, education, socialization, vocational development and normalization. To promote the need for providing competent personnel to aid in treatment, care, education, adjustment and rehabilitation. To promote public awareness and action by initiating a national effort to inform the public about spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus.
The SBHASA's symbol is the daisy, which represents the challenges of spina bifida and hydrocephalus:

The heart of the flower represents the brain, which in the case of persons living with spina bifida is often affected by hydrocephalus.The daisy's petals are cloven, and represent the various lesions caused by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.The daisy's leaf and stem are irregular, and depict the unusual form of the spinal cord and backbone of a person born with spina bifida.
The beauty of the flower reflects the beauty of people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus who, in spite of their challenges, live happy and productive lives.

SB/H Magnets

The SBHANA is selling car magnets to raise funds and awareness of spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Please visit SBHANA's website if you want to purchase a symbolic Daisy magnet, or contact them by email.