"Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a disease where the body’s repair mechanism is completely broken, and starts “healing” the fibrous tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) by turning them into bone. Your whole body is slowly being petrified.
Richard Norris is seen before (L) and after (R) his face transplant surgery in this combination of undated handout photos released by the University of Maryland Medical Center. REUTERS/University of Maryland Medical Center/Handout
Connie Culp was the first person to receive a face transplant in the U.S in after her top lip, nose, roof of her mouth, one eye and both cheeks were destroyed by then husband Tom Culp, who brutally shot her in the face after flying into a rage.