Meet the inspiring 22-year old with rare 'third-degree burns' skin condition

James Dunn is determined to live life to the full

22-Year-Old With Severe Skin Condition Lives Life To The Fullest

James Dunn was born with a rare skin condition that leaves him in constant pain – but is determined to live life to the full.

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The 22-year old, from Merseyside, was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a skin condition that causes the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch, leaving him with the equivalent of third-degree burns.

He is covered with bandages from the neck down to protect his skin, which can take hours to change, and takes morphine every four hours for the pain.

RDEB sufferers are known to have a short life expectancy, but James is determined to stay positive and live out his dreams.

James has been to Las Vegas several times, as well as South Africa, plays power chair football, drives an adapted car, and enjoys hanging out with his mates.

James says: "I won't let my skin condition define who I am - I want to lead a normal life and that's exactly what I'm doing, my motto in life is YOLO - you only live once."

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