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The Doctors Bringing Hope to Babies in China Born With Spina Bifida

The Doctors Bringing Hope to Babies in China Born With Spina Bifida

Hong Kong-based charity MedArt sent international experts to show doctors at China’s Suzhou Children’s Hospital how lifelong holistic treatment of spina bifida can vastly improve quality of life. During the meeting, participants got a chance to meet Dr. Timothy Brei, who was born with spina bifida but beat the odds to live a productive life, thanks to parents who insisted he be as independent as possible from an early age. Brei consults parents at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is medical director of the Spina Bifida Association of America.

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