Fundraiser held for 7YO with brittle bone disease

Fundraiser held for 7YO with brittle bond disease
We first met met Grenisha King and her son Amere in December of 2015.
 
Amere is 7-years-old but looks like a toddler because he suffers from a brittle bone disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta which his mother says has left his body deformed and diminishes Amere's chance at a normal life. "There's 8 different types of Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Amere has the severe type," says King.
 
Nearly two months after the story aired on Fox 2, the impact of Amere's story is still being felt and heard. There was a fundraiser held for Amere and his family Saturday to raise awareness and money for families impacted by Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
 
"If Amere does not receive treatment and help, Amere is not going to make it. That's what we are fighting for, having fundraisers for awareness and treatments," says his mother Grenisha. 

When King started searching for a place to host the event the owner of this hall had seen the Fox 2 story and says she was willing to do whatever to help the family. "I donated everything I could. I told her whatever she needed was at her disposal." Kandis.
 
The fundraiser was filled with singing, laughter and donations Including a wheelchair and equipment donated by Wilcoxson Bey. "We saw the news and when I saw that I knew it could help him," said Bey.
 
King says she is grateful for all the support and says her fight will continue for her son and others like him.

The family has started a GoFundMe which can be found by clicking on the link. 
 

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