I'm glad the dog got help, I am, but I just wish that we would see the same type of out pouring of compassion towards suffering children as it appears we do towards suffering animals. I'm not here to start a debate or tell anyone who has given to help that dog or any other animal that they are wrong or bad. I don't think that. What I think is that as a whole we as a society are growing cold or indifferent to the needs of our fellow human beings. That breaks my heart and greatly concerns me.
So take this picture and post however you may but know that my goal is simply to find a way to raise awareness and help for little Ben Jr. and all the other children suffering from EB. Their pain will continue on long after this dog has healed and the $45,000+ given for his care has disappeared. I hope that by then this picture will have done something to help this little boy suffer a little less and given his family some hope that their son is just as important to this community, country and world as the dog up the street from him.
Ways to help:
Visit and like - Honoring a EB Soldier "Ben Wiley Jr"
Donate - http://www.ebhelp.org/ben-wiley-jr/
Amazon Wishlist for his medical supplies - (must sign in to Amazon to view) http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3OYWOYPSQ0F3M/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_Poertb16H4X9X
FundRazr - https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/8iqd1?psid=eab44ff951824821b35c1ddbb7bda529&fb_ref=share__5sGtf — with BenandSirena Wiley.
*Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa) JEB-NH, the rarest form of the “worst disease you’ve never heard of” -- epidermilysis bullosa (EB). Just a brief description of what they go through, "severe forms the linings will blister or rip away from the flesh under the lightest of frictions, for example, rolling over in bed can cause skin to tear away from behind the ears, and the sufferer may wake up with up to 30 blisters each morning. There is no treatment bar the lancing and draining of these blisters to stop their growth. Sufferers of the severest form die prematurely of skin cancer (their life expectancy is usually reduced by 30–40 years); in some, death occurs in infancy. Each day sufferers face a battle against fluid loss and infections due to open wounds. Sufferers of the severest forms have difficulties with feeding due to the rawness of their mouths and often have to have a feeding tube fitted.