The Skeleton in the Museum, Part 1

Part one of the story of Carol Orzel originally aired in August of 2017. We're re-airing the episode today because part two is up next!

Carol Orzel had a very rare bone disease. It's called Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP. It's a condition she shared with only about 800 or 900 people around the world. And when Carol died, she had a request: she wanted her skeleton to be displayed in the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. Mark Abrams (@MAbramsKYW1060) joins the podcast to talk about the life, death, and legacy of Carol Orzel.

Check out the article Mark wrote about Carol: CLICK LINK

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