- May 29, 2015
The children, families and staff in Gorton House came together recently for the centre’s first family event of the year to celebrate Wishbone Day, which is an international community awareness effort for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as 'brittle bones'.
Three and half year old Jacinta, who has OI and attends Gorton House’s preschool program, was a special guest of honour at the event.
Yellow is the official colour of Wishbone Day, and groups hosting a celebration are encouraged to promote the phrase: "Why is Wishbone Day Important? Because awareness makes a difference!"
“Awareness does makes a difference”, says Jacinta’s mum Lauren. “The more people who understand Jacinta’s abilities and condition, the more people can include her and see her for the person that she is.”
The celebration in Gorton House was a big success, with many enthusiastic families, children and educators keen to contribute - either by bringing in delicious snacks to share, or bringing in yellow items for the day. There was also plenty of yellow worn, including some pretty impressive yellow bling!
If you would like to learn more about OI and Wishbone Day, click here
L: Jacinta and mum Lauren; R: Educators and Jacinta looking good in yellow
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