Wishbone Day – or the International Day of OI is just around the corner. It is celebrated on May 6th each year. It is an international awareness day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).
What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta-OI ? Osteogenesis Imperfecta or commonly known as OI is a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by fragile bones. It is also known as ‘the Brittle Bones Disease’. Mutation in the genes affects a protein called Type 1 Collagen causing brittle bones. In healthy individuals, Type1 Collagen helps in the strengthening of the bones in the body. The severity of OI can vary from mild to severe categorized by Type 1 through Type 8. The milder the condition is, fewer the fractures in the affected person’s life time. In severe cases it can involve hundreds of fractures that can occur without any apparent reason. Know more about Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).
Just like the previous years, IOIF is committed to raising awareness of Osteogenesis Imperfecta-OI. IOIF have some very interesting activities/virtual programs which they will be announcing over the next few weeks and they look forward to your active participation.
WishBone Day – Photo Contest
Have you captured a special moment in the life of a person with OI that you’d like to share?
Submit photos for the IOIF Photo contest by 2nd May!
Competition is open to anyone. You can submit images taken recently. The competition aims to uncover images that show the life of a person with OI.
Send your picture: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Win exciting prizes!