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SALT LAKE CITY — Saturday night, the Olympic Oval transformed into a "Night of Miracles" for Nathan Glad, a special little boy with a very rare disease who needs some help from the community.

Nathan has osteogenesis imperfecta type-II, a brittle bone disease. Doctors aren't sure, but Nathan might be the only person to have survived with this disorder, and there are only a few other people in the world who suffer from the less lethal Type-I form.

He can't walk because the weight of his little body is too much for his legs, so he relies on a motorized wheelchair. The trouble is, his home isn't wheelchair accessible and his family doesn't have a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

Saturday night was a fundraiser for Nathan, featuring live music and artists.

The Glads say they've seen a lot of miracles in Nathan's short life, and Nathan himself is already a miracle. But they're hoping for another one.

"He's broken thousands of bones in his short little 5 years," said mother Rachel Glad. "He is just a joy, and a smile on his face the whole time."

It's a smile that never leaves Nathan's face.

If you'd like to help Nathan and his family make their lives a little more accessible for Nathan, you can visit his website and donate to the cause.


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