Meanwhile, we're sharing the graphic for this year's event, which you can see at our official facebook page, facebook.com/xlhnetwork. Make sure you're following us there, so you get the most recent news and information.
The graphic merges aspects of the XLH disease process with a Connecticut legend. Hidden in plain sight as the trunk of a Charter Oak tree are leg bones with the varus deformity common to many XLHers.
The legend of the Charter Oak started when King Charles II granted the Connecticut Colony its charter in 1662. His successor consolidated the New England colonies, and when the royally appointed Governor came to collect the charter, heated argument ensued, the candles within the room were blown out, and the charter was spirited away. The charter was hidden in Hartford, in a white oak tree henceforth known as the Charter Oak. Today, you can find the symbol of the Charter Oak on the back of the Connecticut state quarter.