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Carol Orzel
A Celebration of Carol

Carol was diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive (FOP) as a child and spent her life advocating for more research in search of a cure for this rare disease. 

When Carol passed away in 2018, she donated her skeleton to the Mütter Museum so that she could continue to educate the world about FOP. Carol requested that she be next to Harry Eastlack and that part of her jewelry collection, or as she called it, her bling, also be displayed with her. Two requests that we were happy to accommodate. 


Thank you for helping us raise over $2,000 in memory of Carol for our Fund for the College! Gifts are 100% tax-deductible and directly support all College and Museum staff while we continue to operate with a restricted Museum capacity. 

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Her Name was Carol Orzel

Happy Birthday, Carol Orzel!