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Jasmin Floyd

Jasmin Floyd

Jasmin Floyd is a 23-year-old blogger fom Connecticut.

Jasmin suffers from Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, which is known as the mannequin disease. It is causing Floyd to grow a second skeleton, as her ligaments and muscle slowly turn to bone.

Jasmin's blog - called "One Spirit, Two Skeletons" chronicles her efforts to live with the disease.

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Living With Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

FOP is a rare disease which affects 1 in every 2 million people.

It is slowly immobilizing Jasmin.

There are only 800 confirmed cases in the whole world and flare-ups, growing unnecessary bone, happen spontaneously and usually after things like immunizations, falls, and viral illnesses.

Jasmin was diagnosed with the disease when she was 5 years old.

She is expected to live until age 45.

There is currently a GoFundMe raising money for Jasmin's special needs trust fund. [4]

References

[1]
Citation Linkinstagram.comJasmin on Instagram.
Dec 29, 2016, 5:30 AM
[2]
Citation Linknypost.comJasmin in the news.
Dec 29, 2016, 5:29 AM
[3]
Citation Linkjasminfloyd.comJasmin's blog.
Dec 29, 2016, 5:35 AM
[4]
Citation Linkyoutube.comJasmin was featured on CNN.
Dec 29, 2016, 5:30 AM
[5]
Citation Linkgofundme.comJasmin's GoFundMe.
Dec 29, 2016, 5:34 AM
[6]
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comJasmin was featured on CNN.
Dec 29, 2016, 5:30 AM