A 3-year-old toddler who suffers from a rare condition that causes her knees and hips to dislocate, is now able to play with other children thanks to an innovative suit, the Daily Mail reported.
Olivia Court has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, causing her hypermobility, which means her joints easily bend in every direction, and therefore dislocate, simply from walking or crawling. She has the most extreme case of the syndrome, as she was born without any hip sockets at all.
Olivia now wears a specially designed body suit for eight hours a day, five days a week, which allows her muscles to strengthen, and to run and play with other children.
Amazed by the results, Olivia’s doctors plan to give her a new suit every year, hoping that eventually she will build enough muscle strength to go without a suit at all.
Her parents Lena, 36, and Adrian, 41, of Leicestershire, England, credit the suit for a whole new life for their daughter.
“A year-ago she couldn't even stand up unaided and now she is running around everywhere. It really has changed her life,” Lena said.