Five-month-old baby Lexi Robins from the United Kingdom is “turning to a stone” due to an extremely rare genetic condition that turns muscles into bones.
Lexi Robbins was born on January 31 and seemed like any other normal baby, except she didn’t move her thumb and had bigger toes. It took a while before her X-rays were done in April and it was revealed that she had bunions on her feet and double-jointed thumbs. Lexi was diagnosed with an extremely rare life-limiting disease called Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), which affects just one in two million.
The FOP can lead to bone formation outside the skeleton and restrict movement. It is believed to replace muscles and connective tissues, such as tendons and ligaments, with bone. Thus, it is generally perceived that the condition turns a body into stone