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 26, 2017

2017- Catch Up

It's the time of year I try to make sure I have updated Sam's blog during EB Awareness Week! Sam is now 12 and becoming an amazing young man. EB has definitely taken a toll on Sam's body and mind over the  years however he fights to stay strong and enjoy his life. We are so proud of him and the effort he makes to persevere through the challenges he faces every day.

 This year Sam was able to go to the Stanford EB Clinic for the first time which was a great experience. The trip down to California was also a fun family time!

 Sam having some summer fun!

 Sam  supporting his Aunt Kori at her CD release show.

 2017 Good Guy's Car Show, Sam loves nice cars!

 Sam started a new school this year, Pride Prep. He is already in 6th grade and we are so proud of him!

 We surprised Sam with tickets to the Gabriel Iglesias comedy show for his birthday!

Aunt Naly made Sam an awesome tornado cake for his 12th birthday!

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