VIDEO: Christine Wyman Rossi Receives Heroes Among Us Award

Eight years ago the Wyman, Rossi and Potorski families started the Massachusetts Unbreakable Spirit Walk and Family Fun Day. They have raised more than $450,000 to help find a cure for Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

Framingham Youth Football and Cheerleading honored Christina Wyman Rossi and her extended family for their efforts in the community and to help find a cure for Osteogenesis Imperfecta last Sunday.

Rossi and her extended family created and hold annually the , held at 's athletic field.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta is characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as “brittle bone disease.” A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her life time. Christina, her son Jack, and other family members have the disease.

started honoring citizens as Heroes Among Us last year. Rossi was the first honoree this season. Since the event's inception, the families have raised more than $450,000.

Christine Rossi September 17, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Thanks to FYFC for the amazing honor and the Patch for helping us in our cause to spread awareness around Osteogenesis Imperfecta!
Kim Poness September 17, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Christine - you continue to amaze and inspire (I remember you from my EMC days)! You truly are a hero in every sense of the word!


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