Grow up and speak up!

Written by Malene Sillas, OIFE Board Member.  Growing up from childhood, becoming a young adult, I’ve always felt that whatever I do, it feels like I’m the first person to do it. I remember that the first time I felt that way, I was in my second year of high school. The whole class was…

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OIFE 2023 Youth Event

The OIFE Youth Event is an informal meeting for people with osteogenesis imperfecta.  The 2023 edition will be hosted by the Italian OI organization Associazione Italiana Osteogenesi Imperfetta on 7th-10th September 2023. Location: Villaggio al mare Marzotto, 44 Viale Oriente, 30016 Lido di Jesolo, Venice, Italy What can I expect at the OIFE Youth Event?…

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OIFE Youth Event cancelled

We received a great amount of applications from a record number of countries, for our second OIFE Youth Event. It’s therefore very sad to announce that the second OIFE Youth Event 2022 in Warsaw has been cancelled. Below you will find a message from the Polish organizers: “Some of you may have heard we have…

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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…


Around the World Youth Event

The OIFE and the Brittle Bone Society are delighted to host the 2021 Youth Event (digital version). The theme is “Around the World!” From South America to Australasia. Along with a small team of travel mates, you will face challenges in each country, earning Travel Credits to purchase your onward journeys. Which team will cover…


OIFE Youth Event moved to 2022

OIFE Youth Event was supposed to take place in Poland in August 2020. It was later moved to August 2021. Because of the very uncertain situation around vaccines in Europe and travel restrictions due to Covid-19, the OIFE Executive Committee has decided to move the OIFE Youth Event to Poland in August 2022. This in…


OIFE Youth Event 2019

OIFE youth event 2019 was hosted by the Spanish OI Society AHUCE and saw 49 participants between the ages of 18 to 35 from all over Europe (10 different countries in total) come together for a variety of activities and socialising. Gareth Cumming from the UK attended the event and here is what he wrote:…


Seasonal Greetings from OIFE

Dear friends & contacts of OIFE. It’s Christmas Eve in Switzerland and I’m taking a moment before family dinner to look back on the year that has passed. To be honest it has been 12 months of ups and downs in the OIFE. To start with the saddest part, it has been a challenging and…

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