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August 30, 2016

Spina Bifida Doesn’t Keep Ty Wiberg From Competition

By In the Loop intheloop

Having Olympic withdrawal? Us, too. That’s why we were excited to find out the competition in Rio isn’t quite over yet. The 2016 Summer Paralympics will take place Sept. 7–18, and from the looks of this promotional (and toe-tapping) trailer, the games will feature athletes every bit as inspiring as their Olympic counterparts. (Trust us, […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, Spina Bifida, Ty Wiberg


March 12, 2015

Kicking It With Ty Wiberg – Teen Born With Spina Bifida Gets His Black Belt

By In the Loop intheloop

Getting your black belt in karate is a big milestone. For Ty Wiberg, age 13, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, reaching that goal with his mom by his side was an especially big deal. Born with spina bifida, he wasn’t expected to be able to walk, much less pull off a mawashi-geri. And while Ty might […]

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Tags: Dr. Jane Byrd, Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System, Spina Bifida


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