Hello everyone! I wanted to use my blog today to spread awareness of a condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB for short).
In it mildest form the blistering is confined to hands and feet. In its severest form the whole body is affected, wounds heal extremely slowly, there is significant scarring, physical deformity, and disability. In its severest form EB is fatal in infancy.
Benjamin Joseph Wiley, Jr. was born on Oct 27th, 2011. Though it had been a normal, healthy pregnancy and delivery for Ben and his mom, it was immediately clear that something wasn’t right: baby Ben was missing the skin on his hands and his left foot, and had blisters in his mouth and on his lips.
Up until about 6 months ago I never even knew this condition existed, and then I came across a facebook page called, 'Honoring a EB Soldier, Ben Wiley Jr.'. I saw a picture of this precious little boy, and he stole my heart instantly, but the pictures also broke my heart because he suffers from EB. As I learned more about EB through his mother's posts I came to realize not only how this boy suffers each day, but just how expensive this condition is. The money involved in cleaning the open wounds and blisters, keeping them covered appropriately, preventing infections- it's staggering!
"A Buck for Ben" has come about as a way to raise money to help this amazing family.I know times are tough, financially speaking, and not everyone can afford to send $50, $20, or even $10. But most people CAN afford to send just one dollar! Yes just one dollar, one buck for Ben Jr. It would leave only a teensy-weensy dent in our wallets, but would impact this family tremendously if we all could pitch in and help. One dollar- One Buck- that it!
Would you please consider helping them?
Please help them by praying for them each day, please visit their facebook page to learn more about this horrendously painful condition. As an adult, I couldn't imagine the pain of open wounds and blisters. But as a child, who doesn't understand why he is in so much pain, and who still has to endure the pain each day, it just breaks my heart.
Please click on the link to their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BenWileyJr/ and become a follower by liking their page.
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And please visit the new blog: http://abuckforbenjr.blogspot.com/ to find out how you can help, and how you can donate your Buck for Ben.