When you first see Tripp, it can be startling. Any touch can cause parts of his skin to come off and blisters to form all over his body, inside and out. Doctors didn't think he would live to see his first birthday.
"Epidermolysis Bullosa, we found out that it is an inherited, genetic skin disease that causes blisters with any kind of friction on his skin," said Courtney.
"I think it is one in two million are born with this, but his particular illness is the most severe form of Epidermolysis Bullosa," said Tripp's pediatrician Dr. Lisa DeFusco of Ochsner Rothschild Pediatrics.