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August 1, 2014

Gustine teen with rare disease sees his wish come true

Garrett Spaulding couldn’t hide his smile Friday morning. The moment he’d been planning for years was finally here. The 17-year-old from Gustine, was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, a rare disease that causes blisters and tears on the skin, creating painful wounds. EB covers about 80 percent his body, and because of complications and nerve damage, he can no longer walk.

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