Girl with brittle bone disease finishes high school

JEAN Laurence Balingit, 16, who has a bone disease, has proven that her disability is not a hindrance to finishing her studies.

Balingit, who suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, graduated Wednesday, April 4, from high school in Pangan-an High School, Pangan-an Island, Lapu-Lapu City.

OI is a condition that causes weak bones. There are instances when the bones break for no known reason.




Science also explained that OI can cause many other problems like weak muscles, brittle teeth and hearing loss.


Balingit joins other graduates on their graduation walk, together with her parents Roel and Emma Balingit.

Balingit's 13-year-old sister, Alejah Grace, will also graduate in elementary Wednesday afternoon, April 4. She is also suffering from OI. (Flornisa Gitgano/SunStar Cebu)

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