This Woman Wants To Be A Mother Before She Turns Into Bones

This Woman Wants To Be A Mother Before She Turns Into Bones
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Rachel Winnard is 30 and married. Like many other couples she, along with her husband, wants to be a parent.

Although there is one problem, she is suffering from a very rare genetic disease which make things way too complicated while merely living.

Rachel has this rare genetic disease, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

Rachel has this rare genetic disease, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

It is a genetic condition, in which any damaged muscle redevelops as bone, also other developments may occur as bones too.

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Her husband Paul is very supportive

Her husband Paul is very supportive

But at this point in life both of them are longing to be parents, although it is very dangerous for her.

Their desire to be parents has taken them places

Their desire to be parents has taken them places

Exploring every available option, calculating possibilities, they have come to many dead ends. In her condition, both natural and C-section delivery is a highly complicated business leave alone anything else.

The condition doesn't even allow her to stand flat foot

The condition doesn't even allow her to stand flat foot

Yes, such are the complexities of the disease. Even a small bruise or cut may present very complex situations

For instance, she has extra bones from childhood inuries

For instance, she has extra bones from childhood inuries

Way worse than any scars, these bones are the relics of wound she had being hit by a swing.

She lives with limited mobility

She lives with limited mobility

Thus far they are planning to have a surrogate mother for their baby which would save her the risks. Also the advancements in medical sciences will ensure that the baby born is free of the defective gene

March 2011 is the time since they are for each other as couple

March 2011 is the time since they are for each other as couple