Landen Phillips - 2013

Meet Landen, who dreams of being Superman.  Yet, in a sad irony, this little boy who wants to be the Man of Steel, has a rare brittle bone and loose joint syndrome, which has resulted in numerous fractures for little, to no reason. 

In fact, due to this syndrome (Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Ehlers Danlos), Landen is part of a rare group, one of less than 100 people worldwide who have this particular condition; however, that’s not what makes Landen special…

While his bones and structure may not be that of the Man of Steel, his indomitable spirit and determination make him a super hero for many in Montana!

Landen was selected to represent Montana as the 2013 Champion Child for the Children’s Miracle Network.Thanks to the Genetics Program at Shodair Children’s  Hospital, Landen will have a bright future, one where he will prove a hero for many in his community.  Landen is another example of Shodair’s mission of, “Caring for Montana’s Future!”

2013 Champion Child Video from Shodair Children's Hospital on Vimeo.