Baby Eli {EB Awareness}

3 12 2012

Maybe you remember my post a little while ago about Baby Eason Friedel.

Maybe not.

In any case, its happened again.

Another soul has been born into this world with searing pain.

Meet Baby Eli.  He’s EB’s latest victim.

Born on November 27, 2012.  Look at the date of this post.  Not even a week old.

The skin has two layers; the outer layer is the epidermis, and the inner layer is the dermis. In individuals with healthy skin, there are protein anchors, called dermal papillae, between the layers that prevent them from moving independently from one another (shearing). In people born with EB, the two skin layers lack the protein anchors that hold them together, and any action that creates friction between them (like rubbing or pressure) will create blisters and painful sores..

Donate to Baby Eli

The Butterfly Fund

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