Teen Patient with Painful Skin Condition Goes to Prom - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Teen Patient with Painful Skin Condition Goes to Prom

Natasha “Tasha” Starkey, 19, wanted to be like most teenagers this prom season and attend her high school dance but a painful skin condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa, kept her bedridden for months.

Tasha has been a patient at the Epidermolysis Bullosa Center at Cincinnati Children’s, founded by medical director Dr. Anne Lucky and surgical director Dr. Richard Azizkhan, since she was a small child. It’s one of a few in the nation that provides comprehensive care for this unusual condition. Her care team worked with Tasha on managing her pain to make her dream of traveling to Columbus for prom a reality.

You can read more about how the care team helped Tasha feel like Cinderella at FoxNews.com.

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