A rare skin condition has denied 18-month-old Anthony Brine, the basic human touch which we all crave for, a hug and a cuddle, as the child could break into painful blisters and bleeding if he is held.
This means his parents cannot hug him at all. He has been diagnosed with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a genetic blistering condition and his condition is quite severe for which there is no cure yet.
Daniela, Anthony's mother said, "It's heartbreaking I can't give my beautiful boy a cuddle. Shane won't be able to play with him the way a normal big brother would. If Anthony knocks himself the skin peels away from the area and blisters form and just gets bigger and bigger until they are popped."