Help us to help others!
Thanks for joining Team Conner and Riley! We plan to participate in the OI Foundation's Blue Jeans for Better Bones on February 28, 2017 and we need your support!
My name is Conner and I am six years old and have OI type 3. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I go to Sugar Creek Elementary School and I am in the First Grade! I love the Power Rangers, playing video games, legos and playing with my siblings. I use a wheelchair, power chair and walker. I have had over 160 breaks and currently there is no cure for OI. Please consider donating to help improve the lives of those living with OI.
My name is Riley and I am eight years old and have OI type 3. I have one brother that is younger than me. I am a third grader at Springfield Elementary School. I enjoy Girl Scouts, minecraft, reading Magic Treehouse series, singing and playing with my little brother. Please help us to provide answers to families, fund research, and maintain a network of support groups for families dealing with the daily realities of OI by making a gift and even joining us for this fun event.
Did you know that 50,000 people in the United States are affected by osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)? It is a rare genetic disease that makes bones fragile and easily broken. A person living with OI may experience hundreds of painful fractures over a lifetime. Infants with OI are often born with multiple broken bones. In severe cases of OI, a cough can break a child's rib. Each person with OI is unique, with different fracture rates, a varied range of related health issues and his or her own path through life. Yet there is one thing every person living with OI has in common… an Unbreakable Spirit!
Follow these steps to join Team Conner and Riley on February 28, 2017
Step 1- Wear blue jeans on February 28, 2017!
Step 2 - Take a picture of your school staff, students, office or yourself WEARING BLUE JEANS. Tag us using hashtags #UnbreakableSpirit #SHAREforAWARENESS and #TeamConnerandRiley; then post on social media with the hashtags
Step 3 - Make a donation to the OI Foundation.
Then please share Step 1-3 with your family, friends, and co-workers! Get them involved AND DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR JEANS ON Tuesday Februray 28!!
You can improve lives! To support the important work of the OI Foundation, simply click on the "Donate Now" link at the top of this page.
If you prefer to mail in your donation: Make all checks payable to the OI Foundation. Then, please send your check directly to me as the event participant so that I can send it in to the OI Foundation.
We truly appreciate your time, consideration and generosity!