Olivia’s Story

In June 2012, while volunteering in China, Jennifer met little Olivia. One year and 10 days after they met, they became family forever.

“We are blessed that while in China, she was in a foster home that cared for kids with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), but are even more blessed to now have her home and in the care of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Within our first month home, we had visits to the International Adoption ClinicMetabolic Bone ClinicDental ClinicCranio-Facial Surgery, and had surgery for a broken leg that required rodding,” says Jennifer.

Low bone density has become an increasing health concern in pediatric medicine. The Metabolic Bone Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers children and adolescents with skeletal disorders comprehensive, compassionate, and quality care as we work towards our goal of improving children’s bone health.

“We absolutely can’t forget our team in orthopedics. Surgeries and recoveries can be scary, but because of the relationships that have been developed, Olivia – and I – know that she is in the hands of people who truly care about her! What a gift and a treasure to us!” adds Jennifer.

Several times a year Olivia receives infusions at Nationwide Children’s to help strengthen her bones. She loves all of the doctors and nurses who have cared for her. In fact, Olivia asks when she can see them again and says that she misses them.

“The support that we have received from NCH is one of the reasons I feel better equipped as we start the process to bring home a little sister for Olivia from China. She has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus. I will have a large learning curve, but I know that with the team at NCH, we can do this!” adds Jennifer.

Olivia shares her mom’s “can do” attitude. She loves to sing and dance and is full of compassion. She loves to help others. And that is exactly what she will be doing for the golfers who participate in the Memorial Tournament – helping them with her encouraging cheers.

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  • Name: Olivia C.Olivia Cameron
  • Condition(s): Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Age at Treatment: 6 years
  • Age Today: 02/09/200911 Years

In June 2012, while volunteering in China, Jennifer met little Olivia. One year and 10 days after they met, they became family forever.

“We are blessed that while in China, she was in a foster home that cared for kids with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), but are even more blessed to now have her home and in the care of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Within our first month home, we had visits to the International Adoption ClinicMetabolic Bone ClinicDental ClinicCranio-Facial Surgery, and had surgery for a broken leg that required rodding,” says Jennifer.

Low bone density has become an increasing health concern in pediatric medicine. The Metabolic Bone Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers children and adolescents with skeletal disorders comprehensive, compassionate, and quality care as we work towards our goal of improving children’s bone health.

“We absolutely can’t forget our team in orthopedics. Surgeries and recoveries can be scary, but because of the relationships that have been developed, Olivia – and I – know that she is in the hands of people who truly care about her! What a gift and a treasure to us!” adds Jennifer.

Several times a year Olivia receives infusions at Nationwide Children’s to help strengthen her bones. She loves all of the doctors and nurses who have cared for her. In fact, Olivia asks when she can see them again and says that she misses them.

“The support that we have received from NCH is one of the reasons I feel better equipped as we start the process to bring home a little sister for Olivia from China. She has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus. I will have a large learning curve, but I know that with the team at NCH, we can do this!” adds Jennifer.

Olivia shares her mom’s “can do” attitude. She loves to sing and dance and is full of compassion. She loves to help others. And that is exactly what she will be doing for the golfers who participate in the Memorial Tournament – helping them with her encouraging cheers.

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