On April 28, 2018, ECS Engage applicant James Wilder alongside his family participated in the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama Huntsville Bowl-A-Thon event. Before James’ daughter was even born in 2015 she was diagnosed with Spina Bifida, a condition that leaves her with very limited mobility from the waist down. The Spina Bifida Association of Alabama has been by the Wilder family’s side since Eliza was born. James writes: “Not only did the SBA provide invaluable information to us as a new special needs family, but they also became an instant community for us. Because of the SBA, our daughter will someday be able to attend adaptive sports camps, apply for college scholarships, and participate in a flurry of activities in which her physical limitations will not force her to sit out. ” Thank you, James for taking an active role not only within your community, but with a cause that raises awareness to help other children lead lives to the fullest potential!