I'm 29 years old and write news releases and take pictures for city government. I was born with spina bifida, am paralyzed below the waist and am in a wheelchair. I write about my life with spina bifida at http://jbournesblog.wordpress.com. I am as happy as I've ever been and absolutely love my life. I was saved in the mid 1990s, and it was the best decision I've ever made. I live at home with my parents, two sisters and my puppy, a Jack Russell/Dachshund mix.