emergency-room-signWhat happens if a doctor refuses to treat you? That happened to a friend, a wheelchair user with osteogenesis imperfecta (or brittle bone disease).  My friend, like others with OI, has had countless bone fractures.  Recently, she broke her arm as she was reaching for a pencil while working with a group of young students at her school.

Fractured bones mean intense pain and a trip to the emergency room, which can be nightmarish for people with disabilities even if what sent you there has nothing to do with your disability. But for my friend, a fracture has everything to do with OI.

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