Shriners for Children Medical Center Patient Leads Toy Drive for Other Children Instead of Celebrating his Birthday

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Shriners Hospitals for Children patient ambassador lead a car meet and toy drive instead of an actual birthday party to celebrate turning 10. Sebastian asked his 7K+ social media followers to help support his cause and bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the patients at the Pasadena Shriners for Children Medical Center. It was a successful event being Sebastian’s first car meet/toy drive and thanks to his followers and his support group Purist and Car Code Auto, they helped raise over 300 toys. Sebastian has been a patient at Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena since he was six months. Sebastian was diagnosed early on with a rare genetic disorder called osteogenesis imperfect OI for short, but even though he has a brittle bone syndrome that does not stop him from living up to his signature hashtag #bornforfast. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often from little or no apparent cause. A classification system of different types of OI is commonly used to help describe how severely a person with OI is affected. For example, a person may have just a few or as many as several hundred fractures in a lifetime. (OIF.org)

Sebastian, Patient at Shriners for Children Medical Center

Patient leads toy drive for other children at a non profit

WHAT:
Toy Drop off and Car Meet

WHERE:
Shriners for Children Medical Center
909 S. Fair Oaks Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91105
*free parking available.

WHEN:
Monday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Here are just a few highlights: actor Cody Walker, actor Chad Lindberg, Sean Lee from Purist Group and David Lee, San Gabriel executive will accompany Sebastian during his delivery of toys to the patients at Shriners for Children Medical Center *Interviews and photo opportunities will be available.

About Shriners for Children Medical Center
Shriners for Children Medical Center specializes in orthopedic conditions, prosthetics, and orthotics, hand disorders, burn scars, and cleft lip and palate. We provide world-class care to children under 18 regardless of the families' ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501 © (3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by laws. For more information, please visit the hospital website at http://www.SHCLA.org.

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