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Umar Mughal – One of the Famous People with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease)

According to Umar, the best gift you can give to a disabled man is self-dependency, so he will consider it a success if he is able to do this. Umar is very motivated, and he believes that even his financial issues wont stop him from helping people and building them a home.


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Josh Daniels

a year ago | 1 min read


Umar Mughal – One of the
Famous People with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease)


The 28-year-old graphic designer Umar Mughal has suffered from genetic bone
disorder Osteogenesis Imperfecta since birth. His soft, fragile bones
frequently fractured while he was growing up, and poor healthcare in his
home country Pakistan resulted in his tiny stature and deformed limbs.

FIND OUT how local doctors were responsible for ruining his body’s natural development.
Osteogenesis
Imperfecta is an inherited bone disease that has no cure and is a
lifelong condition. There are eight types of the disease, which can
range from mild to fatal. Children born with Type II and Type III are
typically born with bone fractures, and often die as newborns. The
condition is very rare, and there are fewer than 20,000 cases reported a
year world-wide.

Umar’s legs cannot support his body weight, and he gets around by
scooting across the floor at home. He has to do physical therapy daily
for the rest of his life to maintain mobility of his shortened limbs.
The cost of his medical care is wildly expensive and recurring. He faces
additional difficulties because of his rounded shoulders and scoliosis
in his spine.








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