Addie Bryan, a student at Grace Hartman Elementary, has been raising money for Scottish Rite Hospital.
Addie was born with Larsen’s Syndrome, which is a rare disorder that affects the development of bones in the body. When she was born, doctors weren’t sure she would ever be able to walk.
At just 5 days old, Addie began receiving free treatment at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas were she underwent several surgeries.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to continue its mission of free care to children up to 18 years of age.
For her 8th birthday, Addie wanted to raise money in hopes to present the hospital with a check to give back for helping her walk, run, swim and play!
So far, between online fundraising and community campaigning, Addie Bryan, has already raised over $15,000. Addie’s goal was set at $8,000, which she has surpassed!
Addie Bryan’s story has touched and reached many people. Her story has been profiled in People magazine; Texas Girl Born with Rare Bone Disorder Raises $11,000 on Her Birthday for the Hospital That Helped Her Walk and has made it to Fox News New York.
To see more photos and interviews please visit Addison Bryan’s You Caring link; Achieving Dreams For Addison
We would also like the community to know that Cotton Patch in Rockwall will be having a fundraiser to help support Addie’s efforts this Wednesday, August 5. The community can stop by the restaurant from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and 10% of the proceeds will go towards her efforts!
Rockwall ISD is proud to have such a courageous student like Addie Bryan representing our school district!