ZipperQ

Congratulations to the Gordon Family of Claremore!

The Jeannie Peeper Awards, named in honor of the IFOPA's Founder, recognize those who make exceptional contributions to the worldwide FOP community through their...

Celebrate FOP Awareness Day, Claremore: Psst, it’s Today!

Hey, Claremore, y'all know Zip Gordon, right? He's the namesake of Claremore's favorite family-friendly barbecue  throwdown each October, ZipperQ. He's one of only 800...

ZipperQ in Claremore: Exciting, but hard for those who love Zip

ZipperQ week is always exciting, but also hard for those of us who love Zip. See, we don't talk about FOP every day...we can't,...

Claremore’s ZipperQ: Making Our Thing Sustainable

It’s hard to believe we have been in the FOP community for six years. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva flew into our lives out of nowhere....

Claremore, Send Postcards! Please?

We are coming up on the 6th anniversary of Zip’s FOP diagnosis. FOP causes muscle, tendons, and joints to turn to bone. It eventually...

ZipperQ 5: In Pictures

ZipperQ 5 was held on Saturday, October 1, at the Claremore Expo. Live music, a barbecue competition, auctions, and more made for a fun,...

Scratch My Back Under

Giving my babies that last nighttime kiss and snuggle every night is one of the best parts of my day. When my daughter, Arlie,...

Claremore Color: Amy Orange

In July of 2011, our family received the diagnosis that my son, Zip, had FOP. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a rare genetic condition affecting...

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