3/13/14

 

Facebook Online Auction to Benefit the Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation

The Facebook online auction will begin on Thursday evening at 8pm and will feature stud fees to some of the most outstanding stallions in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.  In addition to stud fees there will be vacation packages, photo sessions, autographed items by some of your favorite entertainers and much more.  To view and bid on the auction items visit and “Like” the Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation Trail Ride page on Facebook.  Here’s the link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/fionarosemurpheytrust

Some of the stallion stud fees that will be auctioned include 2011 World Grand Champion Gameworld owned by Lynda and Chester Stokes and 2003 World Grand Champion The Whole Nine Yards owned by The Nine Group.

The Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation was established by singer Michael Martin Murphey and named after his granddaughter Fiona who was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Fiona has endured multiple fractures of arms and legs since birth. She was diagnosed with a broken collarbone, arm, femur and several broken ribs in utero.

The Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation Charitable Trust helps children with bone diseases and other debilitating conditions and is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization based in Georgetown, Texas.

With more than 10 years of experience, Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation Charitable Trust functions to provide aid to families and children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta and similar conditions.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)

(Brittle Bone Disease)

Characterized by breaking of bones easily and frequently, often for little or no apparent reason, Osteogenesis Imperfecta is caused by imperfectly formed bone collagen, which is the major protein of the bones’ connective tissue.

The condition is a genetic disorder that affects about one in every 20,000 children born in the U.S. each year, and usually affects the long bones in arms and legs.

With four different degrees of severity of OI existing in patients, some of the milder cases are often misdiagnosed as child abuse cases and some more severe cases do not allow the infant to survive. The majority of patients are affected with moderate OI, which presents itself with evidence of broken bones in utero, at birth, and shortly thereafter. There is no cure.

 

 

 

 


 

For further details or information, please contact (931) 359-1574.

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