Dayne Nourse's Unbreakable Foundation
November 19, 2012 - SALT TV NETWORK Dick Nourse has been a fixture in Utah's homes for more than forty years, one of the most popular TV anchormen in the history of local news. But behind the public persona and the history of success lies a deeply personal struggle - the struggle to save the life of his teenage son, Dayne.
For 16 years, Dayne has courageously battled against the debilitating illness Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. Now, at an age when most O.I. sufferers find a measure of relief, Dayne is taking a turn for the worse and doctors in Salt Lake City say they are running out of answers.
Monday night on 2NEWS at 10pm Dick Nourse, his wife Debra and their son Dayne, sat down with KUTV anchorman Mark Koelbel and spoke candidly about the ravages of this rare disorder and the challenges it presents to their daily lives. They also spoke of the journey of hope they're about to embark on as they head to Shriners Hospital Montreal, where researchers have made significant headway in treating the disorder.
It's just another leg in Dayne's lifelong journey as an O.I. sufferer. It's also the impetus for the creation of the soon to be launched Dayne Nourse Unbreakable Foundation. The Internet based organization hopes to become an information clearing house for those looking for answers about this devastating illness - from latest treatments to current trends in research. It will also help families of O.I. victims find support groups in their own communities.
Those wishing to contribute to The Dayne Nourse Unbreakable Foundation can make donations directly at any Chase Bank branch in care of Dayne Nourse.
In the meantime, Dick, Ded and Dayne encourage those with questions to reach out to them directly. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Those seeking immediate answers about O.I. should follow the link to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation at http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer .