jenniferlovely:

YOU can help stop EB. It begins with awareness. Help spread ‪#‎EBawareness‬, by writing EB on the palm of your hand and take a picture with your EB hand in a “stopping” gesture, and post the pic to Facebook and/or Instagram with ‪#‎stopEB‬.

What is EB?
Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of genetic disorders that result in fragility of the skin and, in some cases, other internal membranes and organs. Blisters, open wounds and sores form as a result of the slightest touch, rub or trauma.

Certain types of EB can be fatal in infancy and others are severely life-limiting. We estimate that there more than 5,000 people with EB in the UK, and 500,000 worldwide.

EB may be inherited in either a dominant (usually one parent carries the gene for EB and is affected by the condition themselves) or a recessive form (where both parents carry the gene but are usually unaffected, so the birth of an affected child is totally unexpected).

EB can also arise through a new spontaneous mutation whereby neither parent carries EB yet the gene mutates spontaneously in either the sperm or the egg before conception.

In dominant EB, there is a 50% chance of passing the disorder to children: in recessive EB the chance is 25%.

Rarely, a severe form of EB can be “acquired” as the result of autoimmune disease, whereby the body develops antibodies to its own tissue proteins.

EB can be divided into 4 main types: Simplex, Dystrophic, Junctional and the recently classified Kindler Syndrome.

Why am I doing this? Because the daughter of a close friend has EB, and she is not alone.

I challenge all of you to help educate others about Epidermolysis Bullosa and to help support research by making a donation to http://irefuseEB.org/

You can help by sharing this picture on your timeline and raising #ebawareness and educating others

jenniferlovely:

YOU can help stop EB. It begins with awareness. Help spread ‪#‎EBawareness‬, by writing EB on the palm of your hand and take a picture with your EB hand in a “stopping” gesture, and post the pic to Facebook and/or Instagram with ‪#‎stopEB‬.

What is EB?
Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of genetic disorders that result in fragility of the skin and, in some cases, other internal membranes and organs. Blisters, open wounds and sores form as a result of the slightest touch, rub or trauma.

Certain types of EB can be fatal in infancy and others are severely life-limiting. We estimate that there more than 5,000 people with EB in the UK, and 500,000 worldwide.

EB may be inherited in either a dominant (usually one parent carries the gene for EB and is affected by the condition themselves) or a recessive form (where both parents carry the gene but are usually unaffected, so the birth of an affected child is totally unexpected).

EB can also arise through a new spontaneous mutation whereby neither parent carries EB yet the gene mutates spontaneously in either the sperm or the egg before conception.

In dominant EB, there is a 50% chance of passing the disorder to children: in recessive EB the chance is 25%.

Rarely, a severe form of EB can be “acquired” as the result of autoimmune disease, whereby the body develops antibodies to its own tissue proteins.

EB can be divided into 4 main types: Simplex, Dystrophic, Junctional and the recently classified Kindler Syndrome.

Why am I doing this? Because the daughter of a close friend has EB, and she is not alone.

I challenge all of you to help educate others about Epidermolysis Bullosa and to help support research by making a donation to http://irefuseEB.org/

You can help by sharing this picture on your timeline and raising #ebawareness and educating others

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microcroft:

xekstrin:

imperfectwriting:

smalldoll:

If you are a vegetarian I totally support you and will make you non-meaty foods

If you are a vegetarian that doesn’t let me eat meat in front of you I will organize a hotdog eating contest in front of your house

I am a vegetarian, and I support this message.

I am also a vegetarian, and I also support that message.

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captainlucifer:

screwthisimrecovering:

WAKE. THE. FUCK. UP.

  • DEPRESSION IS NOT SPECIAL
  • ANXIETY IS NOT CUTE
  • SELF HARM SCARS ARE NOT BEAUTIFUL
  • SUICIDE IS NOT POETIC
  • EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT GLAMOROUS
  • MENTAL ILLNESSES ARE NOT ROMANTIC SO STOP TREATING THEM THAT WAY

bonus:

  • SCHIZOPHRENIA IS TERRIFYING
  • DON’T PRETEND TO HAVE HALLUCINATIONS
  • YOU DON’T FUCKING WANT THEM

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housewifeswag:

I need 6 minutes of this not 6 seconds.

(Source: epic-vines, via spiritedawaybycalciferstotoro)

jarexz:

loveatitsfinest:

bestrooftalkever:

party-wok:

julierthanyou:

clambistro:

Ahh, it’s back

i have disproportionately strong feelings about this.

every time i say “nah i’m not gonna watch it again.” BUT I STILL DO EVERY TIME.

YEAUGH

the comments are painfully accurate. 

the freeze-frame makes it even more incredible

(Source: videohall, via pleasantgoose)

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