She had a severe case of Brittle Bone disease, also referred to as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic condition which developed from birth. This condition results in bones that break easily and as a result, she relied on the use of crutches to walk. Another symptom of the disease is stunted growth. At the age of 24, she could be easily taken to look like a child. For this disease, there was no known cure.