Uno Pizzeria & Grill hosted the 10th annual dough-raiser for the Alle Shea Project on Sunday. The event raised money to support the work of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation which is a national voluntary health organization located in Maryland.
The fundraiser included a 50/50 raffle and a visit from Dazzle the unicorn.
Alle Shea Collazo was born ten years ago on April 14 with a severe form of the brittle bone disease known as osteogenesis imperfecta. Alle was born with a broken arm, legs, ribs, wrist, and a skull fracture.
Alle’s parents said the doctors did not expect her to live pat the night. Alle died five weeks later on May 21 due to repertory comilation from OI.
Alle’s parents send care packages, which they call Snuggle Buddies, to kids all over the world who are living with OI.
Osteogenesis imperfect is a rare genetic bone disease characterized by fragile bones that break easily. The bones of a child with OI are like chalk in comparison to healthy bones.
Changing diapers, dressing, or even hugging a child with OI can cause a bone fracture.
To learn more about the Alle Shea Project click here.