Our beloved Mom, Mary Lou Smith, grappled with osteoporosis throughout her adult years.
Ultimately, Mom suffered a spinal fracture due to artificial barriers that limited her access to treatment options. That spinal fracture set off a cascade of events that proved too much for her. This was true despite the fact that Mom had means, access to information, and loved ones who cared for her.
There is no reason in this day and age, in this country, that anyone should face barriers to access to a proven medical treatment for a well understood condition like osteoporosis.
Please consider donating to National Osteoporosis Foundation in memory of Mary Lou Smith to support education, outreach and treatment for people suffering from osteoporosis.