|Birthname||Gregory C. Smith|
|born on||16 November 1956 at 06:15 (= 06:15 AM )|
|Place||Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 40n08, 75w31|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||24°05' 01°08 Asc. 16°29'|
American social worker, writer and advocate for the disabled. His 2003 memoir "Those Are the Breaks" is about living with his medical condition: Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as Brittle bone disease. He graduated from West Chester University in 1988, with a BA in Social Work, and later completed a PhD. Smith is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Aging and Human Development, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. He has been a peer reviewer of research grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health and to the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Smith was honored as Outstanding Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education in 2006. He has written over 75 book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and conference presentations.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Those Are the Breaks" by Gregory Smith (Infinity, 2003), p. 1: "I would rather not think about the possibility that I already had broken bones when I was born at 6:15 am on Friday, November 16, 1956."
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)
- Vocation : Healing Fields : Social worker
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)