The iCAN Summit 2022

By Dace Liepina, former OIFE Vice President The iCAN (International Children’s Advisory Network) Summit 2022 took place in Lyon, France. It was an event for young people aged 12 to 19 from all around world to meet, exchange ideas and learn more about rare diseases and children’s rights, health and data protection. Many of the…

[Image shows a gouache/ink/pencil cartoon illustration I made in my sketchbook. Against a black background, a yellow orb frames an illustration of me sitting on the floor, crooked white femme with glasses and hair in a messy bun. I look down lovingly at the ghost of kid-me sitting in my lap, and hold the back of her head gently. She looks back at me and holds juniper (fluffy black cat) in her lap. Around the orb is abstract decorative designs of yellow vines, sparkles, and dots.]STORIES

10 tips to parents of children with OI

Unsolicited advice for non-disabled parents of disabled children By Haley Brown, artist from the US Unsolicited parenting advice from someone who isn’t even a parent is…everyone’s favourite thing, right? I know, I know, it can be really rude and annoying. But I wrote this from a place of deep love – for disabled kids AND…


Welcome to Osteonopolis!

In Spring 2021 the Russian camp for OI-families organized by Fragile Children was under the motto “Osteonopolis”. The camp participants landed in ancient Greece. They were divided into groups with different political parties and tried their best in creating social programs. Then political candidates would present their programs in the elections and the winner would…

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