Louise Wedderburn: Young Scot Awards 2013: Sunday Mail Reader’s

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Louise Wedderburn, aged 19 from Fraserburgh, is racing against time to fulfil her dreams. Louise suffers from a rare genetic condition that is turning her into a ‘human mannequin’. Born with Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP),  a  condition that causes soft tissue to turn into bone, it could only be a matter of years before she is frozen in a upright position.

However, brave Louise refuses to give up and has taken her first steps towards a career in fashion doing work experience at London Fashion Week and at Elle magazine. She had already defied the odds to attend her school prom after years of having to be taught from home.

Click below to hear Louise’s amazing story.

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