Chronic pain

One of the major negatives of having OI is the fact that surgery is unable to fix everything. Ever since I was little, I’ve had a high pain tolerance so it’s hard when I get pain that I can’t control. Of all of the broken bones I’ve had, fracturing ribs and my back is that … More Chronic pain

Determination

One of the concerns that I’ve had for a while was getting my license. Ever since I turned 15, I had my eyes set on getting my license and was determined. I studied endlessly to take the test, but soon before I went to take it, I started to have pain in my knee. I … More Determination

Achievements

Having OI makes daily things difficult but that doesn’t mean that I can’t still enjoy life. When I was a toddler, I didn’t understand what OI was, and I just never asked questions or even think of trying to comprehend it. I was told that I wouldn’t be able to climb on the playground at … More Achievements

School bullying

In the 20 years that I’ve been alive, the biggest battle I’ve had to endure was schooling. A week before I started preschool when I was three, I broke both of my arms so I had to start preschool with two casts. All three years that I was in preschool, I was in casts. It … More School bullying

Childhood struggles

For the past few years, I’ve really wanted to share my story and allow others to understand what it’s like to have so many health issues. Living a “normal” life has been challenging. Since I was born, I’ve had to adapt to different ways of doing ordinary things that other people can do. I’ve had … More Childhood struggles