During the opening session of the 2006 conference in Helsinki, Finland, IF awarded its annual IF Award to Mr Bo Hjelt.
Mr Hjelt, a father to three children with Spina Bifida, has dedicated his life and the resources of his foundation to research into the real causes of Spina Bifida. He has been a board member of IF during 8 years, and has organised events to raise funds for the International Federation. Mr Hjelt received a statue, sculpted by artist and IF President Pierre Mertens.
Read the speech of the IF President.