I recently startede seeing a guy with Spina Bifida.
My mother seems very narrow minded and tells me not to go out with him. She
says people with Spina Bifida have a very short life span and can never have
Does anyone have any factual information on this. I don't mind if he can not
have children but how long is the average life span of a person with spina
Life span depends a lot on how well he maintains himself. If he keeps
his weight in check, is eating right, exercising and monitoring his
kidneys etc. there is no reason he shouldn't have a normal life span.
The oldest person I know with Spina Bifida is about 60 but that has more
to do with where medical science was in the 40's and 50's.