Thursday, November 24, 2011

Q & A with Dr. Levitt

Q & A with Dr. Mark Levitt
November 30, 2011
7 p.m.

Dr. Marc Levitt, Director of The Cincinnati Colorectal Center for Children, will be holding an online Q & A relating to fecal incontinence due to Spina Bifida, and he will be explaining the Bowel Management Program he has designed to battle this difficult problem.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2011 Holiday Party!

COSBA Annual Holiday Party
Sunday, December 11
1 - 4 p.m.
Little Bear Golf Club
1940 Little Bear Loop
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Join us for food, friendship, and fun as we kick-off the holiday season! Please bring a small, wrapped gift (under $10) for your child/children as Santa will be arriving at 2:30 p.m. to pass out gifts.

Pasta, salad, appetizers, drinks, and tableware will be provided.

Please bring a dessert to share.

Jennifer Przeracki
614.354.1273 or

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dancing with Wheels

Dancing with Wheels
Wednesdays from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Generations Performing Arts Center
11 West College Avenue
Westerville, Ohio 43081

The cost is $40 per month. All ages are welcome. Students will perform in the annual recital at Westerville South High School in May and may have other opportunities to perform throughout the year!

For more information, call 614-794-3298 or visit

Friday, July 8, 2011

2011 Summer Picnic

Summer Picnic
Sunday, August 28, 2011
1 to 4 p.m.
Orange Park 
7560 Gooding Blvd 
Lewis Center, OH 43035

What to bring: COSBA will provide the main course, table service and drinks.

We ask that you bring the following based on last name:

A thru L - Side Dish/Salad

M thru Z - Deserts

Please join us at the summer picnic for Fun, Food, and Games.

For more information, contact Erick Logan at 614-204-2882.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

2011 Walk, Run, and Roll

The date for the 2011 Walk, Run, and Roll has been set!

5K Walk, Run, and Roll
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Registration at 7:45 a.m.; race at 8:30 a.m.
McNamara Park*

Registration information is coming soon! In the meantime, check out the facebook page, invite your friends, and let us know if you're coming!

For more information, contact Chrissy Zepfel at 614-891-8376.

*McNamara Park is located just North of Westerville at the corner of State Rte. 3 and Big Walnut Road, behind (north of) the Genoa Police, Fire and Service Complex. The entrance is accessed off of Big Walnut Road.

The 5K is held on the beautiful Genoa trail. Flat, shaded and perfect for a walk, run or roll, this event is an amazing way to show your support for those affected by SB in the Central Ohio area.

Facebook event page:

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Hi all,

Well, hopefully the weather forecast is looking better after a very wet spring. Please plan to meet for our 1st ever Spina Bifida playdate on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at noon at Millstone Creek Park, 745 North Spring Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082 (see website at www., then go to City Departments, then Parks/Facilities, then Millstone Creek Park for directions and information). This is a handicapped accessible park! Please bring a packed lunch for everyone in your bunch who will attend, so that the adults can relax (hopefully) and get to know one another, while the kiddos play and make new friends (after they eat a few bites, of course).

This is completely informal. If you show up, great, if not, hope you can make the next one. If it rains, then consider the event cancelled, and we will try to do this again, but it will probably be in early July.

I hope the weather holds out and I hope to see you all there on June 4 at noon.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Play dates

Hello all,

If you don't know me, I am Jennifer Przeracki, Matthew's mom. He is almost five years old and is a rambunctious little boy, to say the least. For awhile now, I have wanted to suggest a "play date" for our kids (no age limits, or we can do it for different age groups, depending on the interest). I know that I have learned a lot from other children and adults with spina bifida, and I have gained an infinite amount of wisdom, not to mention much-needed support from those parents who have older kids that have gone through what our son has. I have met people through COSBA that I know will be lifelong friends, and Matthew has as well. However, due to our busy schedules (not to mention the numerous trips to Children's), we don't get together enough for us to really get to know one another. I would like to remedy that.

So, I would love it if we could get together for something like an afternoon at the Columbus Zoo, an afternoon at a handicapped-accessible park, the Westerville Athletic Center pool/indoor playground, or something along those lines. Suggestions are welcome! I know we all live in different areas (I am out in rural Knox County), so I know what it is like to be away from the action, but I think we can meet somewhere centrally located to accommodate as many people as possible. And, I am trying to do this as informally as possible, so we can just show up somewhere, have fun, and maybe add a new friend to the mix. No pressure here whatsoever:)

Please email me back at if you are interested. I think it is great for our kids to get together and get to know each other and hopefully become friends for life. Once I see who responds, we can go from there and get something set up. If you can't make it for one play date, maybe you can make the next one.

I hope this email finds you and your family in good health and cheer.


Thursday, January 27, 2011


This is a GREAT way to get some great t-shirts and to earn some money for COSBA if we buy the most!

Order here:

Only a few more days left to order "Redefining Spina Bifida" merchandise! Check out the tote bags, hoodies, baby onesies, and T-shirts. The proceeds go to the SBA chapter with the most orders.