“I first went to Teal on the Hill in 2019, the last time it was in person. That first Teal on the Hill had a huge impact on me. It was one of the first times I felt like I could make, and was making a difference. It also gave me something else I didn’t know I needed at the time, a community of other people with Spina Bifida, like me.
That first year, I didn’t know anyone, they didn’t know me, and I was super shy. Three years later, coming up on my fourth Teal on the Hill, 3rd virtual, I am very involved with SBA, most recently through the Young Advocates committee and the Teal on the Hill Planning committee. I also attend as many Join The Conversation chats as I can and take any other opportunity that comes my way.
I have changed a lot in the last three years, and it’s all thanks to that first Teal on the Hill. When I first discovered my ability to make a difference, I felt a sense of accomplishment and importance. That continues every single year; the only difference is now I have a community of friends to share that feeling with.
I hope you will join me at SBA’s 5th (FIVE!!) annual TOTH and get to feel that sense of community, purpose, and accomplishment, and most importantly develop a passion for advocating for yourself and others.” – Charlotte Mountz, Adult with Spina Bifida
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