Help Austin Get Her Freedom Back!
Austin was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease. She has suffered numerous fractures and corrective surgeries throughout her lifetime. In 2015, Austin’s incredible tolerance for pain was at its limit. She visited her doctor and was told her tibia had completely broken, despite implants and medication. In addition, her bones had begun to deform again. Austin had to undergo a 9-hour surgery to make multiple corrections to her lower extremities. It was hopeful that with the operation, she would be able to bear weight again and minimize her current pain. Unfortunately, the surgery did not go quite as planned. Currently, she is still unable to bear weight. Another surgery was scheduled and future surgeries will be necessary. Due to these circumstances, she is no longer able to live the life of independence she had achieved.