Stem Cell Therapy Offers Hope to Charlie Knuth

Charlie Knuth is a 4-year-old boy from the United States who is suffering from a rare and potentially fatal skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a genetic condition that makes the skin fragile causing it to blister inside and outside the body.

He is currently confined at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis where he underwent a stem cell therapy last December. Doctors are hoping that the stem cells will help Charlie’s body grow the gene that binds the skin together.

So far Charlie is “healing dramatically” according to his doctor, Dr. Jakub Tolar.

Learn more about Charlie at the Charlie Knuth Journal. Go, Charlie! Our hopes and prayers are with you and your family.

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