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From the Seeds of Sadness

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"It all began when the Geismans’ son, Mike, was born with numerous fractures, some of which had occurred in the womb before birth. The cause was osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a genetic disorder that, at the time, was thought to be so rare that the only information the delivering physician could provide was a brief description in a medical textbook.
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I had to read this for the Developmental Concerns course that I'm taking. It's a non-fictional account of one family's struggle having a child with osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly called OI or "brittle-bone disease." The first time I ever heard of this disorder was when I read Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult. I was astounded when I learned that there is actually a disease where a person's bones are so brittle that they can fracture or break under the slightest pressure. The little boy in ...more
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