Loyola at a Glance
Alumna sheds new light on life with brittle bone disease
November 18, 2011
Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone disease, Klimitas has been wheelchair-bound her entire life and has endured more physical challenges in 22 years than most people will in a lifetime. However, as she states in her book, physical challenges are just that – challenges. Klimitas has tackled them all with grace, strength and a wicked sense of humor.
“Looking Up,” a compilation of Klimitas’ personal reflections, anecdotes and photographs, is an inspirational reminder of how important perspective is in your own life.
People with brittle bone disease are born with defective connective tissue, or without the ability to make it, usually because of a deficiency of type-I collagen. There is no cure for the disease, and treatment is aimed at increasing overall bone strength to prevent fracture and maintain mobility.
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