Annie’s Story


Annie Taggart close up

Meet 2 year-old Annie. This happy and vibrant little girl was diagnosed with Osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. The term literally means “bone that is imperfectly made from the beginning of life.” A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her lifetime.

Although faced with the issue of brittle bones, Annie is always smiling.  Her personality is bigger than life, and she brings joy to everyone who crosses her path.  What makes her the happiest is coloring and playing with her big brothers. They are inseparable best friends who have a bond as indomitable as Annie’s spirit. Her favorite animal is a cat, and her favorite kitty is the mischievous Garfield. Annie always laughs at this lasagna stealing feline. 

Annie needs a wheelchair ramp for her house. She will soon have to use a manual wheelchair, and a ramp is needed for her to be able to enter her home, which has entrance stairs. 

Annie with steps, sidewalk