Storyteller: Nathan Glad
Extraordinary Circumstance: Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones Disease)
Book: Climbing with Tigers
NATHAN GLAD is the happiest boy you will meet. He takes nothing for granted and is completely genuine in his passion for people and life. You will never find a more grate- ful boy; in fact, his first spoken words were “gank you.” Nathan’s condition is Osteogenesis Imperfecta or O.I. for short (also known as Brittle Bones). He breaks his bones on average once a month—usually a long bone like a femur or humerus. He has been through a dozen surgeries to place rods in his legs and arms— to both straighten and strengthen his bones. Nathan’s biggest goal right now is to walk. He is working hard at physical therapy to get to the point where he can stand and, hopefully, someday take his first steps! Nathan loves playing baseball for his miracle league team, the Angels, and is fascinated with speedy things (cars, motorcycles and rockets).