July 16, 2009 in Letters

Shriners aided success story

The Spokesman-Review

Twenty-three years ago my great-grandson was born, and upon entering this world both legs were broken during delivery. He was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease). The Shriners performed many operations in the ensuing years, and despite the fact that he has spent his life in a wheelchair he finished high school, attended college and last year got his bachelor’s degree. By working part time (computers) and with scholarships, he attained his dream for an education. Now he hopes to get a master’s degree.

He has a fantastic mind and will, no doubt, continue to do great things. Thank you, Shriners.

Bertha B. Booth

Spokane Valley

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