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.