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Get to know Padrinos-OI !

Interview with María Barbero, Founder and President of Padrinos-OI Padrinos-OI is a non-profit organization (and supporting member of the OIFE) that originally provided sponsorships with the aim of helping individual patients with OI where medical care would otherwise be impossible. Now Padrinos-OI only works with national organizations that ensure the framework conditions for professional medical…

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New MDT OI-Clinic in Ghana

In January 2022 a new multidisciplinary (MDT) clinic for osteogenesis imperfecta was established in Ghana. We did an interview with the initiator and woman behind it – Mrs. Justina Yiadom-Boakye, the president and Founder of OIFE’s associate Member Ghana (OIF Ghana). Who are you and what is your relationship with OI? I am Mrs Justina…

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Yoga & OI

“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” B.K.S. Iyengar (Yoga Guru)   What exactly does yoga mean? Can anyone with OI practice yoga, no matter how limited their movement is? And how can yoga help in everyday life? Archana, the President of OIFE’s member…

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How to fill the knowledge gaps in OI

On September 4th the Brittle Bone Society had their annual conference online. OIFE was represented by Ingunn Westerheim, who gave a talk together with Dr Laura Tosi and Tracy Hart from the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation on how we can fill the many knowledge gaps we have in OI. The talk tried to explain how people…

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Russia: Mobile Rehab Project

Read our interview with Nadezhda Epishina, M.D. and physical therapist Charitable Fund „Fragile people“ (Russian OI-organization) from Moscow, Russia. The interview was first published in OIFE Magazine 2-2021. Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? My name is Nadezhda Epishina. I am a doctor and a physical therapist. I have been engaged…

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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…

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New OIFE Member: SFOI Sweden

From February 2021 OIFE got a new ordinary member organization Sveriges Förening för Osteogenesis Imperfecta (SFOI). Get to know them better through this interview with Lars-Göran Wadén, co-chair of SFOI. Who are you and what is your relationship with OI? Therese Rudolfsson and I, Lars-Göran Wadén, currently share the chairmanship of the OI-association in Sweden.…

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Rest in Peace Margaret Grant

We were very sad to receive the news about the passing of the founder of the Brittle Bone Society, dr. Margaret Grant. We send our condolences to her family and friends from OIFE and the international OI-community. You can write a Tribute or share a memory on a website dedicated to Dr. Margaret Grant MBE…

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Rest in Peace Peter Radtke

And 2020 continue to be a very sad year. We were sad to learn that the founder of the German OI-organization Deutsche OI Gesellschaft – Glasknochen e. V., Mr. Peter Radtke passed away on November 28, 2020 at the age of 77 years. Mr. Radtke was an actor and co-founder of the “Münchner Crüppel-Cabaret”. “I’ve…

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