State: New York, NY
Facility: Hospital for Joint Diseases
Afra is a 3 year old girl who has been diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). This illness causes her bones to easily break and fracture and there is currently no cure. Afra is required to visit the clinic regularly for treatment, which usually requires her to be admitted for therapy to help decrease her bone pain. This is a lot for a little girl to take in but she has been very brave and has learned of ways to distract herself from IV insertions and other painful procedures. She is such a joy to be around and through it all proves to be a true Hero!