Spina Bifida awareness event

A wave of yellow T-shirt clad people manoeuvred wheelchairs, crutches or canes as they gathered at Mouille Point on Sunday October 22 to create awareness about people living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Wednesday October 25 is designated as Spina Bifida Awareness Day, a time to celebrate the lives of these people and their families. According to the Association of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus founder, Zubeida Toefy, spina bifida literally meaning ‘cleft spine’ and occurs due to a gap in the spine which results from improper development of an embryo’s spinal structure in the womb.
The supporters moved down the promenade on Sunday October 22. Picture: Karen Watkins.
About 200 people from the greater Cape Town area gathered at Mouille Point. Picture: Karen Watkins.