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Mom Lashes Out at Facebook After a Picture of Her Baby’s Rare Skin Disease is Banned

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Pippa is a happy child with a painful disorder

Cwmbran, South Wales mom Rhiannon Atkinson is proud of her 14-month-old daughter because she’s facing odds that most people will never have to deal with. The child named Pippa was diagnosed with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) when she was born. The rare skin condition afflicts about one in 50,000 people. Pippa’s genetic condition causes he skin to blister and peel constantly because her body doesn’t produce type VII collagen which binds the top layer of her skin to the other layers. The slightest trauma or touch can cause a blister.

Pippa’s mom has been working hard to raise awareness about the painful affliction using social media, but Facebook doesn’t want their users to see the reality of what Pippa is going through on a daily basis.

pippa with skin condition in pool

Source: Facebook/Rhiannon Atkinson