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The Mission of SBAK is to build a better & brighter future for all those impacted by spina bifida. As part of this mission, SBAK has developed a Financial Assistance Fund to help individuals affected by Spina Bifida lead better lives by assisting them in areas such as education and physical needs. Through this program, we have been able to purchase equipment to make homes more accessible and handcycles and basketball chairs to promote physical activity.  This fund has also paid medical and therapy bills that would have otherwise been out of reach for families.  Financial Assistance has even provided scholarships for families to attend our Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky Regional Conference as well as the Spina Bifida Association's advocacy event, Teal on the Hill.

Please send completed FAF Applications to Mary Beth at or mail to:  

Shriners Hospital for Children 

Spina Bifida Association of Ky

110 Conn Terrace

Lexington, KY 40508

If you or a family member has Spina Bifida and need assistance applying for financial assistance, please contact Mary Beth Long at (859) 268-5798 or

Our mission is to help as many people as possible. If you would like to help us grow this fund by making a designated donation, please contact Doug Dressman, Executive Director by phone at (502) 637-7363 or by email at