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Love’s Travel Stops Kicks Off 20 Years of Miracles Today!

Congratulations to Love’s Travel Stops for 20 years of miracles with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! Donate during the #MilesofMiracles campaign, Aug. 26 – Sept. 30, to help sick and injured kids like Landon.

Landon was born with a rare connective tissue disease called recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB), which affects 200 children a year. Children with this disease are more commonly known as “butterfly children.” As the analogy implies, his skin is as fragile as that of the wings of a butterfly. Soon after birth, Landon’s parents noticed missing skin all over his body, especially on his hands and feet. A couple of visits to NICU and treatment for EB took place before Landon came to Mercy Children’s Hospital. Doctors there found MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) on his foot. Without the hospital admission and care nurse who noticed the MRSA, Landon may not be with us today. There is no cure for EB and all variations share the prominent symptom of extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears form minor friction or trauma. Internal organs and bodily systems can be seriously affected. Landon faces daily wound care, pain management and protective bandaging. His fortitude is an inspiration for all of us.

Thanks for opening your hearts to help save and improve kids’ lives by making a donation Love’s Travel Stops during the 20th anniversary #MilesofMiracles campaign