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Ali's Army against Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. Ali McKean suffers from FOP,  one of the rarest &
 most disabling conditions in the world. Read on throughout the site to learn more about Ali and FOP.

A very heartfelt special thank you to the following people,    YOU ARE ALI'S ARMY.

A special thank you to Laura, at Bassetts Market in Bellevue, Ohio, for always bringing a smile to Ali's face, and for always seeing her as a "just a sweet little girl".

Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (Dr. Hickey, Geneticist)

Frederick S Kaplan, M.D., Isaac & Rose Nassau Professor of Orthopaedic Molecular Medicine, Cheif, Division of Orthopaedic Molecular Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, c/o Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.

All of our family & friends, we are so incredibly blessed to have way more than we could ever list here!

To the fellow FOP families who have been by our side and helped us along the way, Thank you!!

To Deanna Faber & Tom Link, we will never be able to thank you enough for all you have done for Ali and our family. The love you have shown us and the support you have given us has encouraged us just when we needed it the most. 

Kathy Hall, Melanie Canas & the staff at Margaretta Elementary School

US Olympian, Crystl Bustos

Michelle Broemsen and all of her co-workers

Ruby Tuesdays

Margaretta High School

Clyde Knights of Columbus & Clyde St Mary's, Clyde, Ohio

Lucky Dog Speedway Charities and all of their supporters!

St Mary's Central Catholic Schools, Sandusky, Ohio

 Janotta & Herner, Monroeville, Ohio

Shortridge Construction, Castalia, Ohio

East of Chicago Pizza, Bellevue, Ohio (with a special shout out to the "boss man")

Dollar General, Bellevue, Ohio

Parker's Purpose

WNWO Tv News out of Toledo, Ohio

The Bellevue Gazette, Bellevue, Ohio

The Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio

The staff at Wedgewood Estates, Mansfield, Ohio

Mid Ohio Pipeline Services, Lexington, Ohio

All of our amazing Twitter & Facebook followers!! <3

I want to personally thank every single one of you who are on her site here, and EVERY news outlet and blogger that has posted about our sweet baby. If you email me a link to the story you did at I will be sure to post it here and thank you personally. I am trying to keep up with everyone but there are soo many articles and I am only one person.

I am just going to say a big THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has donated ANYTHING to Ali's Army, & EVERYONE who is helping us continue to raise awareness! The list is a mile long, hopefully one day I will be able to list you all individually, but for now wanted you to know we are grateful for each & every one of you!