FOP Awareness Day

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Today is FOP Awareness Day.  What’s that you might ask?  FOP is a horrible gentic

disease that when a patient with FOP is injured or has any type of trauma causing

swelling the body wants to replace the swollen tissue with bone.  This causes the body

to create an additional skeleton.  The ultimate result is making the patient immobile.

Why do we care?  Other than the fact that is is a horrible life changing disease, Dr.

Wheelock and office manager, Marilyn Wheelock’s grandson Lincoln has FOP.   For more

information on the disease, fundraising efforts, and awareness go to