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Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis Bullosa

Hopes rise of end to girl's constant pain as skin cell therapy trials start

ALEX Hood struggles daily against excruciating pain. She takes morphine every four hours, she has lost the skin from large parts of her body and the fingers of her right hand are fused together.

Forsyth to scale Kilimanjaro to raise funds for children in pain

MOUNT Kilimanjaro is one of the largest free-standing peaks in the world and, at 19,340ft, Africa’s highest mountain presents a formidable challenge.

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Charity's £500,000 goal to help treat children

A TARGET of raising £500,000 a year has been set by the charity DebRA Scotland, which is involved in treating children who suffer from the genetic skin blistering condition EB.

'I desperately want to find a cure for Alex'

ALEX Hood is struggling, more so than normal - and normal for this 15-year-old is an excruciating daily struggle with the skin-blistering genetic disorder dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

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