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This month’s edition of the Texas Medical Center newsletter TMC Pulse features a fascinating article about the collaboration of three institutions working together in bone health research. The story highlights the Unbreakable Spirit® of OI community member Andersson Dyke and the work of OIF Medical Advisory Council Member Dr. Brendan Lee to advance OI treatment and research. Here is the story by Shanley Chien of the TMC Pulse:
Andersson Dyke was born on Dec. 22, 2000, weighing three pounds and 11 ounces. She had her mother’s bright blue eyes and a wisp of blonde hair. Andersson cried and cooed like the other newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit at Texas Children’s Hospital, but there was something different about her. Unlike the other babies, her bones were as fragile as glass.
When Andersson was just a month old, her mother, Sarah, brought her to the pediatrician for a routine checkup. The pediatrician lifted Andersson onto the examination table and began checking her heart, lungs, eyes and ears. Everything looked normal. He held up her legs to check her hips and make sure there were no problems in her joints. And that’s when he felt it: He had broken her femur.
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