Can Solar Panels Save Lives ? Good News for Young Boy With Epidermolysis Bullosa
August 2, 2015
“No way, you’re doing what?!” was Faye Dilgen’s initial reaction when Audrey Casso presented her a $75,000 check.
The check was from Amergy Solar — a solar panel installation company — to cover the cost of labor, materials, tree removal and installation of solar panels for their home.
Faye’s 12-year-old son John Hudson Dilgen has been living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) since birth.
EB is rare disease that causes the skin to blister in response to injury, heat, scratching, or friction. In severe cases, blisters can occur inside the body.
John starts off his day by taking a bath or having a dressing change and then resting until his siblings come home.
His bath is two hours long — he has to take one in a bleach and water mixture every other day to keep his wounds, which cover most of his body, from getting a potentially deadly infection.
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