As I go along my volunteer work for Wishbone Day as Regional Liaison for Asia, the realities of third world countries come crashing in. It is not just the situation of being resource-poor that affects the families but more than anything it is the culture, the impact of society and how it affects the family's way of thinking.
The International OI community led by Wishbone Day is working together in raising OI awareness which can eventually lead to finding ways for support and uplifting the families in resource poor countries. "Realistic optimism" is the key to Positivity.
The Challenge of Making a Difference: Most families have "accepted their fate" but did not rise above the challenge for different reasons that I cannot elaborate. They've done so for many years and this has affected their way of life and thinking. This is the challenge that we must work on.
I know this is hard and will take a long time and it will definitely not be in time for Wishbone Day 2012 (though it may be possible for quite a few, keeping my fingers crossed!) Some may never be up for change but who knows? An additional ounce of Positivity won't hurt. We still have more Wishbone Days to look forward to. I am accepting this challenge of making a difference. Wholeheartedly.
Wishbone Day Regional Liaison - Asia
Now that you are aware of Wishbone Day & Osteogenesis Imperfecta, let's all wear yellow tomorrow! :)