Giovanni has an extremely rare condition which meant he had to wear a full-body cast for five weeks following hip-reconstruction surgery.
He suffers from genetic disorder Schwartz–Jampel syndrome, an extreme form of dwarfism. Less than 100 cases have been reported in the world.
Giovanni's muscles became incredibly tight and the stiffness caused his hips to dislocate. In April this year, he stopped walking completely because of the pain and was unable to attend school.
Today he is walking again, against the odds.