After being born with 150 fractured bones, 2ft 10in Trisha Taylor, now 31, was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The debilitating condition is caused by a genetic mutation that affects the production of collagen and means bones are brittle and easily breakable.
Trisha – from Boise in Idaho – met and married her truck driver husband Michael, 31, who is over 6 feet tall. But as her bones are so fragile – meaning a simple cough or sneeze could fracture them – she was warned against having a child. Incredibly, after two heartbreaking miscarriages, she managed to carry her son Maven to 32 weeks – before he was delivered via a caesarean section – and is now a healthy, thriving four-year-old, who does not have OI.
Adding that she has recently launched her own blog called ‘And She Did’ to inspire others, full-time mum Trisha said: “When I told my doctor I’d come off birth control, he sat me down and warned me against falling pregnant. “I remember the word ‘could’ was thrown around a lot – “‘You could die, the baby could die…’ “But I don’t have time for ‘could’ and after a lot of hard work, I welcomed my perfect baby boy.