8 year old raises nearly $70,000 for Texas hospital - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

8 year old raises nearly $70,000 for Texas hospital

(Photo Source: You Caring) (Photo Source: You Caring)
According to her fundraising page, Addie's knees were backwards when she was born. (Photo Source: You Caring) According to her fundraising page, Addie's knees were backwards when she was born. (Photo Source: You Caring)
While she only set out with a goal of $8,000, Addie raised nearly $70,000 for the hospital. (Photo Source: You Caring) While she only set out with a goal of $8,000, Addie raised nearly $70,000 for the hospital. (Photo Source: You Caring)
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A seven-year-old girl decided to use her eighth birthday not for fun and games, but to give back to the hospital that gave her a chance at an active life.

After being born with Larsen's Syndrome, a condition that left her with leg and hip deformities, Addie Bryan spent much of her life at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas. The children's hospital, which does not charge for treatment, has been an instrumental part of Bryan's continued care.

For her eighth birthday, the young philanthropist decided to raise $8,000 for the hospital. In a short amount of time, the total amount raised on her "You Caring" fundraising site quickly rose to $19,000.

"With my condition, my legs do not bend and I'm not sure if they ever will. But, that doesn't stop me from walking, running, swimming, jumping and playing with all my friends," Addie said on her fundraising page.

Just days away from her eighth birthday, an anonymous donation raised Addie's total to $69,500.

For more information on Addie's condition, or to donate, click here.

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