Sebastian Hernandez

The whole family looks forward to spending time with other SBJ families...

Sebastian, now 8 years old, was born to parents Monica and Mauricio. Sebastian’s parents learned their son had spina bifida when he was four months old, not long after the family moved to Jacksonville from Colombia, South America.

A coworker told Monica about Spina Bifida of Jacksonville (SBJ) and encouraged her to contact the organization for assistance. Monica felt reaching out to SBJ would be beneficial for Sebastian, especially if it meant he would meet other kids with spina bifida. The whole family looks forward to spending time with other SBJ families, sharing stories and enjoying themselves. Sebastian and his family always attend SBJ special events, the circus being one of their favorites.

Events like these have really helped Sebastian get through some difficult times. In addition, SBJ has provided Sebastian’s entire family with a better understanding of what spina bifida is and how to care for Sebastian. Monica is truly thankful for everything SBJ has done for her and her family.