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Builders Do £8,000 Job For Little Girl With Painful Skin Condition For Free

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Builders Do £8,000 Job For Little Girl With Painful Skin Condition For Free

A group of builders are building an extension to the family home of a brave little girl who suffers from a painful skin condition.

Brave Pippa Atkinson, who is nearly two years old, lives with epidermolysis bullosa - a condition that has been described as one of the most painful known to medical professionals.

As a result, she is prescribed paracetamol, morphine and sometimes even sedatives to ease the gruelling pain - what she goes through on a daily basis is unimaginable to most.

Credit: Wales Online
Credit: Wales Online
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Between 50-60 blisters can appear on her skin every day and her mum, Rhiannon, speaks of having to cut them with scissors. Her dressings take place in Pippa's bedroom, and it causes the two-year-old terrible anxiety.

Her family had hoped to add an extension to their home with wheelchair access, to make life easier for the toddler. It's a job that would normally cost £8,000 ($5,800), but luckily help is at hand as charity organisation Band of Builders have stepped in to do the task for free.

Band of Builders was set up in January 2016 by Addam Smith, to help his friend who was diagnosed with cancer. They ask tradespeople and local companies to donate time and materials to help people who are in need - people like the Atkinson family.

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Mum Rhiannon told the Mirror: "We have been blessed to have all these people help.

"I think she [Pippa] will appreciate all this as she grows up she will look back and see all the people who have gone out of their way to help her."

The extension could be life-changing for the youngster, and would help Rhiannon with the daily routine of tending for her daughter.

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Credit: Media Wales
Credit: Media Wales

But it's all in a day's work for the Band of Builders, with Addam telling the newspaper: " We're going to help with the roof on their extension as well as a fitting a specialist bath that will really make a difference to Pippa.

"We're on the lookout for some local trades to help us and it would be great to get some people from the local area involved."

Good to see that community spirit is still important - you can help Pippa over on Facebook, while any companies or tradespeople want to get involved with the project can email [email protected].

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Words: Jacque Talbot

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, Inspirational, Feels, Medical, Child

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