Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Face of Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Dear Readers,

photo of Jane Hash by
Alternative Noise Productions
I'm glad you stopped by my blog today because I have some fun news to share with you. First, there is some background information you should know. I have a rare connective tissue disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). This condition is caused by an 'imperfection' in the collagen. If you'd like to learn more about collagen and the role it plays in our bodies, I can suggest an interesting new book for you to check out. 

That brings us to the fun part of this post!

About three years ago I was very respectfully approached on Linkedin by James San Antonio, a Scientist who was working on his contribution to a publication in which he covers the topics of collagen and Osteogenesis Imperfecta. He was searching for an image of a person with OI to include with his research. However, the stock images of people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta that he had access to, were too clinical in nature for his liking. Then he came across the image above, of me looking studious in my glasses, red dress, and fishnets with pen and paper in hand.

I was (and still am) very flattered and impressed that a Scientist wanted my face to represent people with OI. The publication he was working on is now complete. It is called, We Discover, by Marc Guttman and Steven Mercado...and it can be purchased on Amazon by clicking this link!

Thanks again for stopping by! Come back soon!

Jane Hash

1 comment:

  1. "Let the light shine" May this blog be blessed with wisdom and thoughtfulness. So all can see and become more aware. One Love!