Girl with cast in wheelchairEDUCATIONAL

School kit for children with OI

Starting school or changing school is a big step in the life of a child or adolescent, and very likely a lot more if a have condition that makes their bones more fragile than their peers. A tool was created to ease these transitions as much as possible for students with OI. In collaboration with…

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RESEARCH

Inclusion Project for Students with OI

Interview with Jessica Chemtov, Kinesiology student and Galil Osman, Occupational Therapy student; both at McGill University in Montreal, Canada   We both came to learn about OI through our respective disciplines. We are research trainees of Dr. Argerie Tsimicalis who is an Associate Professor at McGill University and a Nurse Scientist at the Shriners Hospitals…

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What is ableism and why does it matter to you?

Ableism turns disabled people into “others” – and helps non-disabled people stay “normal”. Through the hashtag #AbleismTellsMe different disabled people told their stories about discrimination. What exactly is Ableism? And what is the difference between that and hostility to disabled people? This is what Rebecca Maskos, from Germany, tries to explain in this article. It…

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STORIES

Artist and activist with OI: Benjamin Mejia

Interview with Benjamin Mejía, artist & activist from El Salvador Who are you and what is your relationship with OI? I am Benjamin Mejía, I am 28 years old and live in the City of San Salvador, Capital of the Republic of El Salvador, Central America; Currently I am a Fourth Year Student of the…

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A young girl from Asian origin sitting in a manual wheelchair.OIFE

New OIFE Youth Coordinator

Interview with Simey Truong, Germany My name is Simey Truong. I am 26 years old and have OI type 3, so I am bit short (I am only 1.12m tall) and sitting in a wheelchair. During my childhood I had a lot of fractures, but they didn’t stop me from experiencing a lot. I’m a…

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