Kyle Hicks does his best to be a normal 18 year old. He enjoys school, working with computers, movies, television, chocolate, Pepsi, and his cat, Sharon. He has a dry sense of humor and loves to talk. He attends Northeast Magnet High School in Wichita, KS
But Kyle is not like his classmates. Painful recurring blisters and open wounds cover nearly all of Kyle’s body. He only weighs 51 pounds and is barely 4 feet tall — about the size of a 7 year-old.
Kyle has the inherited skin disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a painful disease. People born with EB lack the anchoring fibrils that hold the layers of skin together. They are sometimes referred to as butterfly children because their skin is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly.
Go to the link and read the whole thing. Then do what you can to help him. That’s what neighbors do.