Perthes Kids Image Gallery

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Thank you to all of our Perthes artists for participating in our contest! Family & Friends, please review the art submissions below to decide which creations you like best. There are two categories to vote in, Group A (ages 6-10) and Group B (ages 11-15). Voting closed @ 5pm PST on February 27. Our winners were announced via social media and at on February 28.

Our 1st place winners are below, and their designs were printed on t-shirts to raise funds & awareness, for our Perthes Kids Foundation global fundraiser. Get yours now at the SHOP!


1st Place (Group A, ages 6-10): “rare battle” by Royce Rodriguez

1st Place (Group B, ages 11-15): “beautiful stripes” by Jasmin Wilde


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@ Perthes Shop

Wall Of Art



001 - PERTHES STRONG by Rassen Shaver (age 12) in Charleston, Arkansas, USA

004 - PERTHES WARRIOR by Ruby Mulhearn (age 7) in Gold Coast, Australia

010 - I AM LIKE A ZEBRA by Hazel Birch (age 5.5) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

013 - SUPERPOWER by Tater Blankenship (age 11) in Waco, Texas, USA

002 - PERTHES UNIQUE by Nicholas Giffuni (age 13) in Gainesville, Florida, USA

005 - PHOENIX by Karter Scheele (age 9) in Havre, Montana, USA

011 - WINDOW by Gavin Evans (age 11) in Paris, Tennessee, USA

014 - UNIQUE by Audrey Peterson (age 11) in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

100 - SKATEBOARDING ZEBRA by Maren Clark (age 6) in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA (brother has Perthes)

006 - BEAUTIFUL STRIPES by Jasmin Wilde (age 14) in Nottingham, England

008 - RARE BATTLE by Royce Rodriguez (age 6) in Boaz, Alabama, USA

101 - BELIEVE by Everly Shultz (age 6) in Melbourne, Australia (sister has Perthes)

015 - FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS by Jason Cantu (age 9) in Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA

015 - FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS by Jason Cantu (age 9) in Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA

003 - STAND OUT by Austin Clark (age 10) in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA

007 - 10,000 THINGS by Lucas Lang (age 7) in Traralgon, Australia

007 - 10,000 THINGS by Lucas Lang (age 7) in Traralgon, Australia

009 - HEAR ME ROAR by Finnley Shultz (age 9) in Melbourne, Australia

012 - PERTHES GARDEN by Brynn McNeal (age 7) in Grafton, Wisconsin, USA


Which is your favorite work of art?



Perthes Kids Spider-Verse Scavenger Hunt

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Congratulations to Zac, our Grand Prize Winner!

Zac Prestridge (age 7, right hip Perthes, lives in Vermont), found all 20 items in the fastest time, 1 hour and 22 mins! Way to go, Zac! He wins our special Spider-Verse roller backpack, 4 free movie tickets + other cool merchandise from PKF & Sony Pictures!

Our Top 3 Winners

these 3 perthes kids found all 20 items in the fastest times! zac is our grand prize winner, but Eli & Gavin both win 2 free movie tickets + other cool merch.

  1. zac prestridge, age 7, right hip perthes, from bethel, vermont

2. eli cossell, age 11, right hip perthes, from carmel, indiana

3. gavin evans, age 11, right hip perthes, from paris, tennessee

congrats perthes hunters!

Our Top 10

based on finish time and # of correct items found, our official top 10 are as follows: 1. Zac in Vermont, 2. Eli in Indiana, 3. Gavin in Tennessee, 4. Elijah in Texas, 5. Alyssa in California, 6. Josh in Colorado, 7. Judah in Indiana 8. Nico in Florida, 9. Rassens & Elizabeth in Arkansas, 10. Joseph in Ohio

Below, are some of the photos from all of our Perthes Kids that took part in our Spider-Verse Scavenger Hunt…and guess what? EVERYONE that participated gets a prize!!!

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“Happy Halloween from The Perthes Kids Foundation & Sony Pictures Entertainment.” — Love, Venom

Boo! Scream! Laugh!

Yessss, this year (2018) we are celebrating a very, scary and Marvel-oussss, Perthes Halloween! We will be having a special Perthes Kids Halloween Costume Showcase, for kiddos & adults with Perthes. Just send us a photo and your info, like the other submissions below, and we’ll feature you and your cool costume right here in our Gallery, for the whole world to see! This is not a contest. We’re just having some fun and want to see all those creepy & creative costumes you will be wearing this season. Just email us at and we may just send you a little treat in return!

Deadline is October 31st. Submit if you so dare…


Rare Disease Day (February 28th) is an international, awareness-raising event, that aims to bring attention to rare diseases, like Legg-Calve’-Perthes disease, and the people who are affected by them. This year, Perthes Kids Foundation will be participating in Rare Disease Day by sponsoring its first-ever Perthes Kids Art Contest!

No matter what age or skill level, your participation in this art project will help raise awareness of Perthes disease and other rare diseases that people are fighting against, every day. See some of our rare artists at work on our "Wall of Art" below!

congratulations to our winners!

Perthes Kids, Karter Scheele & Ainsley Beaver, had the most overall votes in their respective groups, for the 2018 Perthes Kids Art Contest! Great job by ALL of our wonderful Rare Artists! Your creativity and expression about your Perthes experience was simply amazing to watch. Thank you for participating and sharing your artwork. Our Perthes awareness shirts, featuring the winning artwork, are on sale now at our Perthes Shop! Let's all show our support and purchase a shirt, or a few, to help raise funds for charity, and kids dealing with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.


1st place

Group A (age 7-10) WINNER - "Bright Future", by Karter Scheele (age 8) from Havre, Montana, USA

BIO: Karter got diagnosed with Perthes almost two years ago after suffering from groin pain and having a limp. Before he was diagnosed, Karter was a typical 6-year old active boy who especially excelled at his favorite sport, wrestling. He traveled to see his doctor at Shriner’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington which is about 8 hours away every 4-6 months. For so often, Karter didn’t have very good news at his appointments. But as he's come to learn, the arrow needs to be pulled backwards before it can go forwards and he relates that to his Perthes journey. Karter has focused on using this to inspire others by doing simple things like passing out chocolate bunnies to others at the hospital or raising $2,000 for books. Karter keeps looking for different ways to make not only his future bright, but others too. He stays positive through the pain and wants other to also. 

Group B (age 11-15) WINNER - "Everyone's Walk Is Not The Same", by Ainsley Beaver (age 13) from Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

BIO: Coming soon...


2nd place

Group A (age 7-10) 2nd Place - "Perthes Is A Superpower", by Luai Kakish (age 9) from Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA

Group B (age 11-15) 2nd Place - "Perthes Mountain", by Addison Rogers (age 11) from Altoona, Iowa, USA


3rd place

Group A (age 7-10) 3rd Place - "Battle Scars", by Jessica Squires (age 10) from Fletcher's Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

Group B (age 11-15) 3rd Place - "Stand Out", by Tasha Sudofsky (age 13) from Marion, Massachusetts, USA

Perthes background stories on all 6 of our winners, will be featured on our website, week of March 4th, so please do check back then to see what these kids are all about, and WHY they created the artwork they that did! Every kid has their own unique story with Perthes, so let's hear what they have to say! Just click on their photo to read their bio.

Our Wall of Art


001 - EYE OF THE STORM by Riley Hensen (age 14) in St. Lucie, Florida, USA

005 - THUMBS UP by Ewan Waters (age 8) in Melbourne, Australia

002 - WHEELIES IN MY WHEELCHAIR by Ruby Mulhearn (age 7) in Gold Coast, Australia

006 - BRIGHT FUTURE by Karter Scheele (age 8) in Havre, Montana, USA

003 - STOP ASKING by Jacob Whitehead (age 10) in Tampa, Florida, USA

007 - I AM UNSTOPPABLE by Paisley Abbott (age 9) in Radford, Virginia, USA

004 - STAND OUT by Tasha Sudofsky (age 13) in Marion, Massachusetts, USA

008 - PERTHES by Gavin Harris (age 10) in Paris, Tennessee, USA

009 - MY LONG PERTHES JOURNEY by Noah Conforti (age 8) in Enid, Oklahoma, USA

013 - YOU CAN DO ANYTHING by Aidyn Zecevic (age 9) in Corrimal, Australia

017 - RARE FLOWER by Grace Appman (age 8) in Haubstadt, Indiana, USA

021 - SONNY & HEATH ARE THE CHAMPIONS by Sonny Rennison (age 5 ) in Melbourne, Australia

025 - THE WORLD IS YOURS by Joshua Hernandez (age 7) in Waddell, Arizona, USA

010 - PERTHES HELP by Pete Sutton (age 10) in Houston, Texas, USA

014 - PERTHES IS A SUPERPOWER by Luai Kakish (age 9) in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA

018 - LET'S CURE PERTHES DISEASE by Austin O'Connell (age 11) in Summerville, South Carolina, USA

022 - EVERYONE'S WALK IS NOT THE SAME by Ainsley Beaver (age 13) in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

011 - HI 5 by Emily Cole-Gee (age 13) in MIttagong, Australia

015 - BATTLE SCARS by Jessica Squires (age 10) in Fletcher's Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

019 - PERTHES HERO by Maren Clark (age 5, her brother has Perthes) in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA

023 - COBRA by Jacob Dewsnup (age 10) in Naples, Florida, USA

012 - HEART OF GOLD by Layla Fiorini (age 9) in Turlock, California, USA

016 - PERTHES CHAMPIONSHIP BELT by Austin Clark (age 9) in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA

020 - YOU ROCK by Lydia Jeremijenko (age 9) in Gold Coast, Australia

024 - PERTHES MOUNTAIN by Addison Rogers (age 11) from Altoona, Iowa, USA