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12140786_10154010150542207_1406250652193188044_n  Contact: Maria   or   Bernice (Dee)

Hi my name is Maria, I am 43 years of age and was born with Type 3  Osteogenesis imperfecta  (O.I).   OI is normally a genetic condition however no one in my family has had OI.  I live in Forest Hill, Melbourne with my husband of nearly 10 years, Troy.  I, along with Dee am the Victorian state representative for the OI Society of Australia.  Other things that keep me busy include being on the Whitehorse City Council Disability Advisory Committee………. Read more




Contact: Maria   or   Bernice (Dee)

My name is Bernice, nicknamed Dee.  I am a 7th generation Type I, OI “graduate”.
I was born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1956 and had my first fracture at the grand old age of 5 days.   Thankfully I was placed in the care of an orthopaedic specialist who took the time to study up on OI and became my champion and carer.I have been extremely lucky through the years and have met many wonderful people who………. Read more



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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that causes a person's bones to break easily, often from little or no apparent trauma. OI is also called "brittle bone disease." OI varies in severity from person to person, ranging from a mild type to a severe type that causes death before or shortly after birth.

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