Alec’s Journey

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Alec doesn’t let anything keep him on the sidelines. He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), or brittle bone disease, a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that can frequently and easily break. He began receiving care at Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Chicago in 2002 and has made amazing progress through advanced treatments. He now plays wheelchair sports, appears on television and attends college. He embodies the hope and confidence families and children find at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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