He was born with epidermolysis bullosa, a condition that triggers painful skin blisters and sores over his body. Not only has it caused his fingers to fuse together, but the slightest knock can result in open wounds and blisters to his skin and internal tissue.
13-year-old Rhys gets around in a wheelchair, and has to have his bandages changed three times a day to prevent infection. He is fed through a tube – solids could result in his gullet blistering – and lives with chronic pain.
Things got so bad, in fact, that he reportedly told his mom, Tanya, he’d had enough of life.
Ahead of his 14th birthday on September 21, Tanya issued a plea for birthday cards. She wanted her son to know he wasn’t alone, that people cared for him and wanted to wish him well.
This made me feel so sad😓 I’ve just sent my card❤️ If you get minute and have some spare money send him a birthday card, bless him🥰 His address is below.