Bella is three years old and was diagnosed in utero with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (O.I.), a.k.a. brittle bone disease resulting from a collagen defect. Doctors told us  Bella wouldn’t survive to birth, and if she did, she wouldn’t live to see her 1st birthday. Bella continues to prove the doctors wrong! She has had over 40 broken bones since birth. She had rods put in her arms and legs to help strengthen her bones.

Today Bella is 15 pounds and 25 inches tall. She is not yet able to walk, but she gets around by scooting on her bottom.

Hope – it’s in Bella’s genes!

3 thoughts on “Sweet Bella Is Battling Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Has Survived Over 40 Broken Bones Since Birth”

  1. paul says:

    Bella , you look as beautiful as your name suggests, My wife Muriel (who has OI ) & I want to wish you all the very very best and encourage you to pursue what ever dreams you have . X0X

  2. Tracy says:

    I met Bella at the OI conference in DC. She is amazing as are all the little ones that continue to define what the doctors say. You keep right on doing what your doing Bella. We can all learn from your determination. You go little girl!!!

  3. sandra says:

    hola!soy mama de valentina, ella tiene 13 años y padece osteogenesis Imperfecta tipo III (severo) y esta muy bien, pese a sus fracturas…ellos no corren riesgo de vida (solo son frágiles) y pueden hacer una vida normal (mi valentina va a la secundaria en silla de ruedas y con una acompañante). bella es como su nombre, va a estar muy bien.bendiciones!!!y saludos desde argentina

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