Free State father and son suffer from extremely rare condition that’s slowly robbing them of their mobility

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Riaan Erasmus, his girlfriend Andi and their son Riaan Jnr. Both Riaan and his son suffer from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (Fop). (PHOTO: Supplied)
Riaan Erasmus, his girlfriend Andi and their son Riaan Jnr. Both Riaan and his son suffer from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (Fop). (PHOTO: Supplied)

At times his body seems to be attacking itself. His limbs and shoulders are so stiff he can’t even wash his hair or reach for crockery on the top shelf. 

He’s in constant pain and sometimes develops painful lumps all over his body.

Riaan Erasmus (23), from Lindley in the Free State, has had to learn to live with the extremely rare condition that’s slowly robbing him of his mobility: fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (Fop).

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