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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

My Blistering Skin Causes Me Constant Pain | BORN DIFFERENT

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha May 10, 2018 :
INSPIRATIONAL Shardai Cousino was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa – an incredibly rare condition that causes her ‘butterfly' skin to blister and tear with the slightest touch. Shardai, 24, has lived her life in constant pain, pain that has been likened to having your body covered in second-degree burns. Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, affects just one in every 50,000 children in the United States and Shardai, who lives in Palm Bay, Florida, now uses a wheelchair to get around and has to change the bandages that she wraps around her burns at least twice a week. But despite the terrible hardship her condition has brought to her, Shardai continues to thrive and battle on – attending college, volunteering at her local church with friends and even driving her mother’s car. She remains determined to make something of her life.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.