Osteogenesis Imperfecta Limping Across the Campus Green

Osteogenesis Imperfecta is the medical term for “brittle bone” disease — and every class I teach begins with a story of a former student of mine who was always on time for my classes — and who never once complained about the deformation in her legs and her arms and her spine that caused her to walk, stooped, over two wooden canes as she shuffled her way across campus with a massive backpack of books strapped to her tiny torso.

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