- May 8, 2014
Children and families at Murray House celebrated international Wishbone Day (May 6) with an afternoon tea for Jacinta, who has 'brittle bone'.
Wishbone Day is an international community awareness effort for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as 'brittle bones'. Wishbone Day is held each year on May 6, and is celebrated by wearing yellow and having some fun with friends and family.
Children and parents at Murray House really got in to the spirit by wearing yellow, Elliot even wore his bumble bee outfit! Some children gave Jacinta yellow stickers and flowers as presents whilst everyone chimed in to sing her a ‘Happy Yellow Day’ song.
Jacinta, her mum, dad and beloved grandma (pictured below) enjoyed tasty treats and spending time with friends. Jacinta’s mum Lauren read a book entitled “my bendy body”, which tells the story of a child with Jacinta’s condition.
Murray House Director, Vinsensia Christanto said: "I’m very touched by the generosity of the families and children in Murray house. They came together as a community, took the time and effort to bring in room decorations (streamers, balloon), as well as to prepare afternoon tea: one mum made a healthy snack, presented in beautiful hand-made flower petals, another mum baked egg-free cupcakes for the whole centre to enjoy. Everyone got involved to help raise awareness for brittle bones.”
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