Broken Bats for Broken Bones
Technical Needs has provided Temporary Staffing Excellence throughout Northern New England for over 35 years. Technical Needs and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats have partnered this season to bring you the 'Broken Bats for Broken Bones' promotion to bring awareness and support to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as 'brittle bone disease.' The term literally means "bone that is imperfectly made from the beginning of life." A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her life time.
Nine-year-old Matthew is interested in art, music and computers, and he plays T-ball. He also was born with brittle bones. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. Matthew's OI was detected in utero and he was born with most bones in his body broken, including both of his femurs, his right arm (both upper and lower) and several ribs. At age 4, he had rods surgically placed in both femurs and his spine. Until he finishes growing, Matthew will continue to endure surgery every six months to have his spinal rods either lengthened or replaced, depending on how much growth he has had. He is one of 25,000-50,000 children, teens and adults nationwide who currently live with OI.
Each time a Fisher Cats pitcher breaks an opposing player's bat, Technical Needs will make a $50 donation to the OI Foundation. These donations help the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation to fund cutting-edge research into treatments and a cure, provide information and resources at critical times in people's lives, and raise awareness about living with this brittle bone disorder.