A Journey with Love and Laughter

Read about our family as we journey through life as a family, with siblings, school and spina bifida, and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Spirit Wheel Walk Run

Since 2009!

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SB&H)

 Spirit Wheel Walk Run

Nick’s Cheering Squad!

We started participating in the SB&H Annual Spirit Wheel Walk Run by organizing our own event when Nick was 6 months old. Since then it has been an annual tradition of bringing families and friends together to Cheer Nick (and everyone with spina bifida) on!

Donations can be made in-person or online at


All donations to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario

This year (2016) we did something a little bit different. We had a Fundraiser and Horseshoe tournament and raised $1685
All proceeds went to SB&H for our Nick's Cheering Squad

And everyone had fun playing horseshoes

And the winners got a trophy!

We also had a raffle, and a 50/50 draw (that was really a 100 draw because the winner donated back... Thanks Bev!)

While it wasn't our traditional walk this year, it was another fun event raising awareness and fundraising for a good cause!

And we were all blown away by the money we raised! (Special Thanks for Marie, Shannen and Dianne for working so hard to make this event happen!)

Check out previous years!

Nick's Cheering Squad - 2015
We raised $845 personally (I don't have a group total yet)

Nick's Cheering Squad - 2014
We raised $1365

Nick's Cheering Squad - 2011 
We raised $2204

Nickolas' Loved Ones - 2010
We raised $2734

So... what is a Spirit Wheel Walk Run?

It is a yearly event to benefit the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario. It is individually organized and can be small or large. The rules - it has to be fun, and has to be in June (spina bifida month in Ontario). More information (and a familiar face) is here.

I decided to have a fun, leisurely walk along the Oshawa lakeshore, starting at Lakeview Park. Very simple and easy - come and join us for our 3 hour walk. And Wheel, Walk or Run your way to build awareness, raise funds and support the SB&H programs, care, research and advocacy!
Our Team name is Nick's Cheering Squad!

I was able to put a face to spina bifida to combat the belief that anyone with spina bifida will be paraplegic, be dependent on us forever, never walk and always need diapers. I showed people how wonderful it is to have Nickolas and how proud I am to be his mom!