Strength for Samuel
-Two major surgeries one of which led to pneumonia and a blood infection.
-About ten broken bones including his skull, femurs, tibias, humerus, and ribs.
-Kyphosis and stenosis of his spine.
-A neck brace to protect his spine when moved or held.
-Many different therapies including physical therapies and infusions of pamidronate to strengthen his bones.
-Feeding tube after only being able to gain a little more than 3 pounds in the last 8 months.
Unfortunately, there is no cure and he will always be thrown challenges. The reality is that he will have to endure much more. Samuel fought hard to survive and now he is here with a big smile on his face reminding all of us to forge ahead despite the obstacles. Allison and Jeff will stop at nothing to give him everything he needs. Almost everyday of the week there is another appointment, another long drive to a doctor who specializes in one aspect of this terrible disease, another expense, another medical bill. Can you imagine not being able to hug your child for fear of breaking his bones? Can you imagine being worried about your child coughing because the force may make him break his own bones? Let's step up as a community and support these two young, incredible parents. Your money would be going to things like:
-Expenses from traveling to specialized doctors
-Specialized mobility equipment and clothing
-home modifications to make things more easily accessible for Sam
I know many of you want to help and so we are asking you to support this amazing family with anything you can spare. May 6th is Wishbone Day devoted to OI awareness. Can we raise this money in a month?! Be a part of Samuel’s journey by supporting Jeff and Allison.
**Any amount you can will help but let’s dream big here, people! SHARE this and let’s make a huge difference!!!!**
"Thank you all for your generous gifts for our sweet Samuel. We are truly humbled by your support and feel blessed to be surrounded by so many loving and thoughtful individuals. Thank you!
Allison and Jeff Silver "
Jeff, Allison and Samuel, I can feel how your lives have been turned upside down. To our surprise 29 years ago our daughter was born with type III Osteogenesis Imperfecta. We went many of the same issues you are being faced with and I hope you have reached out the OI Foundation. That have many helpful resources and connections. I’m happy and proud to say through all our daughters ups and downs she has become a successful graphic designer and has lived independently on her own since she turned 19. Somehow she has adapted to make the crazy life of hers work. Her heart and strength for life makes everyone she meets just become in awe of her. I’m not saying this to just boast of my daughter I say this because I want all 3 of you to know that life does get better and our children born with OI become the most amazing individuals. If you ever have any questions or just want to chat for support please feel free to contact me.
Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers... The Thibault Family ♡