What is EB?

Epidermolysis Bullosa is a painful, life threatening disease of the skin. Sammy has the form called Recessive Dystrophic. In his case the bottom layer of his skin does not adhere properly to the other layers because the collagen 7 protein involved in this function is either missing or mis-shapen.
Because of this genetic defect even slight friction can cause several layers of skin to rip away creating horrific, painful wounds. Normal daily activities can cause blistering or tearing of the skin. Currently there is no cure for EB, only wound management as treatment. Despite the challenges Sam faces with EB, he displays amazing strength every day and inspires those around him.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sam Diaz-EB Awareness Week 2016


  1. Hi Sammy!
    Love your video. Thank you so much for education us about EB and letting us know more about you. You are an amazing young man and very well spoken. Sending lots of prayers and lots of love, Denise ( your Aunt Jan's friend).


  2. Hi Sammy, What a Great video! You taught me a lot about EB. You are a Very Good public Speaker!! I liked learning that you don't mind others asking you questions. Thank you for sharing ayour video. I am impressed with your daily courage. I'm also glad to hear that you like playing with your little brother! I hope you do more video's. Do you like watching sports on television? If so, who is your favorite team?
    Dori from Boston . . .also a friend of your Aunt Jan