Carli has a disease that is ‘turning her into stone.’ The incredibly rare condition known as Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) has caused Carli’s muscles, tendons and ligaments to turn to bone, fusing her into a ‘frozen’ position. Carli’s hip has locked, forcing her to stand on one leg. This intimate film shows how Carli battles with intense pain on a daily basis and has already lost significant mobility throughout her body. We see how she struggles to eat, because her jaw now only opens 2mm. There is currently no cure for FOP, but Carli is participating in a clinical trial to help treat the condition. But despite slowly turning into a human statue, Carli is refusing to let the condition stop her from moving in with her boyfriend and living life to the full whilst she can. Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to "repair" the affected area with even more bone. Although the rate of bone growth develops differently depending on the patient, the condition ultimately leaves those affected in a “frozen” position as new bone replaces musculature and fuses with the skeleton. Adult patients eventually have to decide on what position they wish to predominantly take for the rest of their lives.