At age two, Grace couldn’t be picked up, as her bones would break.
Imagine not being able to pick up, or even hug your daughter. This is what Liz and David went through after they adopted Grace from China. Grace suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. Grace was referred to SickKids where they discovered she had several cracked ribs, compression fractures in her spine and severe scoliosis. She has received intensive treatment in the Bone Health Centre at SickKids. This past year had its challenges, including two more surgeries and multiple fractures but she has even surprised the doctors with her spirit. Today, at age five, she loves to play doctor and will hand her Mom, Liz a jellybean from her medicine bottle and say "It's okay, you will feel better."