On May 6th, we wear yellow!! #WishboneDay | The Momma Diaries

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

On May 6th, we wear yellow!! #WishboneDay

Today is Wishbone Day!  It's a special day to raise awareness for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).  This day is very dear to my heart, because I have OI. 

Not many people are familiar with OI, and that needs to change. Here is some info about me [due to OI], that you may, or may not know:

  • I have type I [which is the most mild type, there are 4]. Type 1 is the mildest form, followed by Type IV, then Type III, Type II is fatal at birth :(
  • The whites of my eyes are blue [This is called blue sclera].
  • I have had 15 major broken bones.  This is not including fingers and toes.
  • I have a rod in my right femur from bowing, and a rod in my spine from scoliosis.
  • I use a wheelchair for "long distance" activities.
  • I wear braces on my legs from my shin down.
  • I cannot run, jump, hop, skip...however, I was a kick ass cheerleader for 7 years :)
  • Any child I have has a 50% chance of inheriting the gene. Both of my sweet boys are OI free.  I cannot tell you how fortunate and blessed that makes me feel.
  • If a child of mine did have OI, they would have the same type as myself.
  • I have some hearing loss and have had surgery in each ear to help correct it.
  • I am considered tall for someone who has OI, and I'm only 5 feet.
  • And most importantly, I have NEVER let OI get in my way of anything I have ever wanted. I feel because my bones break easily, I am so much stronger in other aspects of my life.
To raise awareness, May 6th is known as "Wishbone Day."  We wear yellow to show our awareness and unbreakable spirit. 

Please help spread OI awareness. Without awareness, there will never be a cure. To educate yourself, visit:


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