Our Polish delegate Aneta is planning to write an eBook about good examples from people with OI living in Europe who are physically active in different ways. Aneta herself has OI type IV and has tried many different sports and activities: swimming, scuba diving, crossfit and climbing. The project has the working title “Athletes without Permission” and has the support of the OIFE.

Do you know any athletes with OI in Europe?

Preferably Aneta would like to interview professional athletes with OI from Europe about their triggers, obstacles and experiences. But OI-people who are doing an interesting sport or physically activity as hobby are also of interest.

What is the goal of the project?

The main goal of the project is to shed light on the relationships between people with OI and their environment, including factors like overprotective parents and influence from medical professionals.

Other goals include:

  • Encouraging people with OI to be physically active through sports
  • Creating awareness among professionals about the benefits of sports as an alternative to physiotherapy in building muscles and bone strength
  • Creating awareness about the role of the OI-organizations, peer work & role models.

Can you help us find the right people?

Would you like to help Aneta to find the right people? Or are you yourself a European athlete with OI yourself and would like to be featured in her eBook? Then send an email to office@oife.org and we’ll put you in touch!