Audrina has a genetic disorder called Maffucci syndrome, which affects both the bones and skin. All over her body, there were growths accumulating, enchondromas and hemangioma – red-purplish twisted blood vessels, masses of thin tubes carrying lymph fluid. To the layperson: benign tumors. But, these tumors carry a high risk of turning cancerous later in life. And she had hundreds of them.
It was like there was this perfectly formed child in the middle part, but her extremities were turning into tree branches. Even worse, she was now confined to a wheelchair and needed a new home to gain back her independence.