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'Butterfly child' loses brave battle.

A TEENAGER with skin as delicate as a butterfly's wing has passed away.

Lauren Rogers (inset) spent her short life raising money and awareness about Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) - a genetic condition where even the slightest friction causes the skin to blister and shear off.

But at the weekend, the 19-year-old from Denbigh lost her fight.

Hailed an "inspiration" she regularly appeared in the Daily Post for being among North Wales' few "butterfly children" where even the softest bed sheets or the seam stitching inside her clothes was enough to cause blisters.

Lauren and her mum, Nichola were due to attend the London 10k this weekend.

But friends completed the feat in tribute raising over PS1,200 for the Jonny Kennedy North East charity and the Butterfly Network.

A post on The Butterfly Network Here 2 Help Facebook page states: "My best friend Lauren passed away due to Eb complications. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts as we all deal with the grief of her passing. She will be the brightest star in the sky and the warmest ray of sun. Miss you so much Lolly x"

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:May 27, 2015
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