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Brittle Bone Disease and Child Bone Disease in Georgetown, Texas

Treatment

 There is no cure for Brittle Bone disease but there are therapy options and equpiment that can help prevent and correct symptoms like fracturing which lead to extensive and ongoing surgial and dental procedures. With your donation you can help us pay for these procedures as well as: 

  • Rodding 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Wheelchairs 
  • Braces 
  • Head Protection Equipment 
  • Other Custom Made Equipment

Your donation may contribute to these or other costs associated with Brittle Bone disease. We also provide treatment assistance to many people dealing with other longterm childhood diseases. (See the home page for a list of children we have helped in the past) 

Fiona Rose Murphey, Child Bone Disease in Georgetown, TX

New Hope

An experimental drug called Zolondronic acid, administered intravenously, has given hope to many in several OI cases. Fiona gained more energy and was rid of the back pain she suffered with this bi-phosponate drug. Similar to those used to treat osteoporosis. Learn more about current OI research, directed toward gene therapy, embryonic stem cells, and other research grants from The National O.I. Foundation.

 
Family Assistance

Contribute to our nonprofit organization and help us provide assistance financially and emotionally to parents with OI children who are facing:

• Lifetime of Expenses • Emotional Ups and Downs • Long Hospital Stays, Physician Visits, and Therapy Sessions • Special Educational Needs

Nonprofit Organization in Georgetown, Texas

Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation Charitable Trust

Our foundation is named after Fiona Rose Murphey, granddaughter of Michael Martin Murphey and daughter of Ryan and Francie Murphey, who was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta; our Foundation contributes to other children with similar diseases with continuing medical needs.

Meet Fiona, a magnet for kids and adults alike, who will draw you in with her spirit, imagination, and sunny disposition. Fiona plays with the Able basketball program, is involved with Saddle Up™, a therapeutic horseback riding program, and is also involved in the Vanderbilt® Dayoni Swim Center, for aquatic therapy. Fiona has endured multiple fractures of arms and legs since birth. She was diagnosed with a broken collarbone, arm, femur and several broken ribs in utero. After having her leg bones rodded several times, she was also on an experimental drug called Pamidronate, to help strengthen her bones. Fiona has undergone some very serious back surgery to help correct the curvature of her spine. She had severe scoliosis with an 80-90 degree curve. Dr. Steven Lovejoy at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee was able to correct this to a 45 degree curve, a 50% correction. The xrays are quite remarkable, and we are so greatful to him for all his hard work! The surgery took over 10 hours and Fiona was in the hospital for over a week. She recovered very well but was not be able to leave the house, except for visits to the doctor, for 12 weeks and even then was confined to limited activity for one year. It has been a long haul, but she is in good spirits and the surgery has added about 3” to her height! One of her hopes was to reach 4’ in height as an adult and thanks to the surgery she was able to reach this goal at age 14! 

Charitable Trust, Nonprofit Organization in Georgetown, TX

 

Fiona has graduated with a diploma with distinction and a diploma with honors from Fogg High Academic High School, where she played the trumpet in band, as well as simultaneously graduating from the School of Science and Math at Vanderbit University and is on her way to attending American University this fall. She was selected as one of only twenty five Freshman students to participate in Vanderbilt's Honors Program. Like Fiona, despite thier physical struggles and limitations, most OI children are exceptionally intelligent and lead productive lives.

 
Charitable Trust

Our expense-ratio is almost zero and our administrative expenses are minimal, so all of the money can go to the children. We try our best to help children in wheelchairs and who are facing inevitable odds enjoy their childhood. We also donate to St. Jude™ to improve children's quality of life, by sponsoring individual therapeutic programs.

All monetary requests are approved by a three member panel that is unrelated to the Murphey Family. Panel Members Include:

•Julie Smith, Attorney, Dallas, TX
• Lisa Harless, Vice President Regions Bank™, Nashville, TN
• Jayne Perkins, Former President Easter Seals™, Nashville, TN


Our Trustees:

• Michael Martin Murphey, President and Trustee
• John Wayne Dowers, Trustee

• Diana Hobson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Trustee

 

Apply Today For a Helping Hand

Contact us by e-mail to apply for funds and application forms. Send your donation checks to our Texas address and be assured that your donations are fully tax deductible. Recently, at a show where Michael Martin Murphey performed, a Wildfire™ guitar was auctioned off for $6,000, with half the proceeds going to the trust.

Contact us at (855) 437-6350 in Georgetown, Texas, to apply for funds or make donations at our nonprofit organization.