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Heartbroken mum can not cuddle her daughter, 5, as a result of she has such fragile pores and skin

Heartbroken mum cannot cuddle her daughter, 5, because she has such fragile skin


HEARTBROKEN Kirsty Fletcher can not cuddle her daughter as a result of the five-year-old has such fragile pores and skin.

Portia suffers horrific burns and tears if she is touched due a uncommon genetic dysfunction often called “butterfly pores and skin”.

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5-year-old Portia Fletcher has ‘butterfly pores and skin’[/caption]

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Portia suffers burns and tears if she is touched[/caption]

However she is all set to begin faculty in October.

Mum-of-four Kirsty, 28, stated: “It’s agonising for me not to have the ability to consolation her with a hug when she’s in poor health.

“Even when she was a child she was handed to individuals on a silk pillow.

“You possibly can’t trigger friction on her pores and skin.

“So if she’s going to fall you need to let her as a result of in case you catch her you can pull the pores and skin off her arm.

“However she needs to reside as a lot of a standard life as doable.

“She’s an absolute fighter.”

The dysfunction, Epidermolysis Bullosa, causes a scarcity of protein collagen which knits pores and skin collectively.


Kirsty, of Flamborough, East Yorks, stated: “There isn’t a remedy but however a lot of analysis. Hopefully there will probably be one finally.”

Kirsty added: “I used to be advised thrice to not count on her to make it via in hospital however she’s nonetheless right here.

“I’m decided to not wrap her in cotton wool.”

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Portia’s mum Kirsty says ‘it’s agonising’ not to have the ability to cuddle her[/caption]

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‘When she was a child she was handed to individuals on a silk pillow’, Kirsty provides[/caption]

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Portia’s leg wound brought on by the dysfunction Epidermolysis Bullosa[/caption]

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‘Absolute fighter’ Portia ‘needs to reside as a lot of a standard life as doable’ [/caption]

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Portia’s mum ‘was advised thrice to not count on her to make it via in hospital’[/caption]

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Portia together with her child brother, mum Kirsty and grandma Dorothy[/caption]

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