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Baby Eason Facebook Campaign Gets 27,000 Likes in 20 Days

Baby Eason Facebook Campaign Gets 27,000 Likes in 20 Days

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A recent Facebook campaign for a sick baby has so far proved to be a successful way for his family to raise money and awareness.

Baby Eason was born with a rare condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) that is the result of a defect in the connective tissue of the skin and mucous membranes that causes the skin to be so fragile that the slightest friction can cause serious problems inside and outside the body. His skin is covered in open wounds and he is given morphine because of the pain. His parents started a Facebook campaign on Aug. 26 to gain funding because Eason's treatments will not be covered by their insurance. They have already amassed more than 26,000 likes, and as of Wednesday, $141,000 in donations for his medical expenses, according to

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Some parents of sick children have turned to Facebook to gain money and support for their childrens' plights. Even more foundations for children and the sick have turned to Facebook to raise awareness and funds.

Despite all the negative statistics about using Facebook, and even some scams, this goes to show that the social network can be used for good.

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Have you ever donated to a good cause through a Facebook campaign? Tell us in the comments.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.

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