A Disabled Boy Thrives with Support of Family and School


Tatenda Mundangepfupfu was born with a condition known as Osteogenesis Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI, sometimes known as brittle bone disease, or “Lobstein syndrome”) OI is a congenital bone disorder. People with OI are born with defective connective tissue, or without the ability to make it, usually because of a deficiency of Type-I collagen. Tatenda has received great support from family, relatives and friends and this has brought the best out of him. He goes to a school where he is the only boy with a disability and is on a wheel chair. However he is popular with a lot of children and he is even the class monitor. He has shown greatness and outstanding performance in school and other extra activities like chess.

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Joseph Munda

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