Wishbone Day, an international awareness day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta, was observed at Piedmont Academy on May. 6.
Better known as Brittle Bone Disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a rare disorder characterized by bones that fracture easily.
Piedmont first grader Taylor Boyd was diagnosed with the disorder a year ago and is receiving treatment at the Shriner's Hospital of Montreal. He has been a student of Piedmont Academy since kindergarten and plays basketball for the Elementary team. He has also played baseball and soccer for Jasper County Recreation Department since he was 3. He has broken his arms, legs, and fingers multiple times and he has suffered many spinal compression fractures; but none of these have slowed him down.
The family would like to thank all who gave donations to Shriners that support Taylor as well as those who wore yellow. To find out more go to www.oif.org or www.wishboneday.com.