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 For Katherine Klimitas, life was not easy as a child growing up with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), more commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. From the very beginning battling broken bones and life-threatening situations was an unwanted arrangement. In fact, in her twenty-two years of life, Katherine has experienced having hundreds of broken bones and growing pains that take the phrase to a new dimension.

Looking Up introduces Katherine to the reader in first person as she illustrates her perspective when faced with illness, strange looks, not being able to walk amongst friends, and the many other obstacles that are dealt with on a daily basis. She also details the fortunate times, small and large accomplishments that may not have been possible without her disability.

Katherine wrote Looking Up to show others living with OI that it is possible to have dreams, and to live those dreams. “Even if I didn’t have this disability, I think my outlook on life would be the same: life is too short to dwell on the little things,” stated author Katherine Klimitas.