Addie Bryan is a student at Grace Hartman Elementary who 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 treatment at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas were she underwent several surgeries.
For her 8th birthday, Addie wanted to raise $8,000 in hopes to present the hospital with a check to give back for helping her walk, run, swim and play! Addie surpassed her goal and handed a $69,500 check to Scottish Rite Hospital on Wednesday, August 12.
First, Addie presented a check to Scottish Rite Hospital for $19,500 that she raised for her 8th birthday through asking for donations and a fundraiser night at Cotton Patch Cafe in Rockwall. When presenting her check to the hospital officials, Addie was surprised to receive an anonymous donation of $50,000 from an elderly couple who were inspired and touched by her story.
Rockwall ISD is proud to have such a courageous student like Addie representing our school district!