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Story of Lachlan, a 4 months old baby from Queensland

Lachlan was born in April, 2020 with RDEB (Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa) a very severe skin condition which makes his skin as fragile as butterfly wings. Because of this, children with EB have been coined “Butterfly Children”.

Lachlan’s care can be quite distressing for us as he usually is in quite a bit of pain when it comes to his dressing changes. It requires popping blisters and dressing wounds all over his body, throughout daily life. It can be quite a long process and involves both my partner and myself to do the dressings and daily care.

This of course will all impact Lachlan’s life tremendously. He won’t get to have a normal child’s upbringing as his skin becomes wounded just from the slightest movement. This is the reality of life with EB.

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