Rare Disease Report

In Crystal Skin Seeks Funding - A Documentary on Epidermolysis Bullosa

JUNE 11, 2014

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a group of rare genetic rare disorders that manifest as blistering or erosion of the skin. There are several types of EB and in the more severe forms of the disease, blistering can lead to deformities including fusion of the fingers and toes, secondary skin infections, sepsis and even death.  The deformities, constant pain, and rarity of the condition can make the disease a very isolating one.  

One person hoping to share the strength, isolation, and hardship these patients have to go through is Michaela O'Brien -  the director and producer of the documentary film  In Crystal Skin.  Below is an interview we had with Ms O'Brien who is currently involved in a crowdfunding initiative to raise the funds needed to complete her documentary about 4 persons with EB.

For more information about this film, visit

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