The years have been both kind and unfavorable to me, but none the less I have overcome all odds against me. I am Sanshegay Peart a Jamaican who is an Osteogenesis Imperfecta patient living with the disease for over 28 years. My mother found out I had Osteogenesis Imperfecta after I broke a leg and had to be taken to the hospital, but the first hospital I was taken to could not figure out what was wrong and so my mother took me to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston Jamaica. I have had over 15 broken bones ranging from shoulder to legs and have done over 6 correctional surgeries. During my early years of life I spent most of my time in the hospital and was unable to attend school normally, however, I had the pleasure of attending high school here in Jamaica.
Recently I decided to share my story with the world and did a project called “Behind it all, her journey; The Sanshegay Project” where I introduce myself to Jamaica and to Osteogenesis Imperfecta. I teamed up with Visual Ninjah Jik-Reuben Pringle to do the project. The Project was done through three initiatives a photo series, a documentary, and a charity initiative to help other Osteogenesis Imperfecta persons in Jamaica.
I have had my challenges been in a country who didn’t possess the knowledge and facilities to handle an Osteogenesis Imperfecta person, however, I have pulled through.

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