Utah Man's Skin Blisters, Peels Off at Slightest Touch

A Utah Man, suffering from a rare genetic condition that literally causes his skin to peel off, hasn’t let the disease slow him down.

Twenty-three-year-old Matt Farnworth has a form of what is called epidermolysis bullosa, which causes the skin to blister in response to the slightest of injuries, ksl.com reported.

There are four main types of the condition — all varying in severity from minor blistering of the skin to a lethal form involving other organs, according to the National Institutes of Health.

As a teenager, Farnworth took up a competitive rollerblading — a sport that most with this condition would never dream of doing.

“I don’t know, it’s kind of challenging in a way that, I don’t know, it just brings out who you are and lets you pretty much express yourself,” Farnworth told the news station.

So, what happens when he takes a spill?

“You know, I realize that even though my skin is torn, I can still go and I can skate and I can maneuver and do all the normal things,” he told ksl.com.

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