2021 Stand for Kids Gala
Great events can only happen with special sponsors! We are grateful to all those who have stepped up to support the Gala. A super-sized thank you to the 2021 OIC Stand for Kids Champion for Children Honoree, Jonnie Davis and the tremendous team at Disney for being heroes of OIC and children everywhere.
Join us for a night of dining, dancing, celebrity guests, silent auction and a lifetime of memories, as the OIC community celebrates our inspiring heroes at the legendary Paramount Studios. Donations from this event will help ensure that all children with orthopedic conditions have a future where they can grow well and play well. And, from now until June 30, 2020, every dollar donated will be doubled by the generosity of Renee and Meyer Luskin, up to $2 million. That’s two million ways to help impact a child’s life.
Arturo Hernandez’s life was saved by an injury he received playing the sport he loves, soccer. Like most little boys, Arturo loves to play. But after a soccer game, he went to his mom in extreme pain. Worried, she took him to the local ER where the diagnosis was “nothing broken.” Arturo’s continued discomfort prompted his primary care doctor to refer him to the specialists at OIC.
Every mother wants to give birth to a healthy baby. But what if your baby isn’t born that way? What if doctors tell you that, because the bones of your newborn’s lower legs will never grow, your baby girl will never, ever walk? Yvonne was one of those babies. She was born with a congenital condition in her lower legs. From birth, the bones below her knees did not grow. Her mother was told that her baby girl would always be in a wheelchair and never walk.