Young Leadership Committee member, Andrew Conrad: My Life with EB

Throughout 2014, debra of America Young Leadership Committee member, Andrew Conrad, dedicated monthly posts to sharing his EB story. He wrote about what it was like when he was younger, his college days, the challenges he’s overcome, and how he continues to spread awareness for the disorder.

JULY 2014

Hi Friends,

I first want to thank all of you for following my blog on debra of America’s website. I’m proud to be a Young Ambassador. It means a lot to me that you take the time to read my stories and share them with your friends. I look forward to your emails and questions – so please keep them coming!

This past month I’ve been busy preparing for a trip to South America with my girlfriend, where we’ll be hiking to the top of Machu Picchu. I’m very excited, but also nervous about the 5-day hike and how it will affect my EB - but I’m ready to take on the challenge. My August blog post will be all about my trip and include photos. Wish me luck!

Andrew Conrad serving Mats Wilander
Andrew Conrad serving Mats Wilander

Lastly, I wanted to remind everyone about the 2nd Annual Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am on Wednesday, August 27 in New York City. I was able to play with Mats when I was younger and let me tell you – you do not want to miss this event. It’s a full day of tennis on 3 different court surfaces (open to all levels), and includes breakfast and lunch. You also get to play with one of the greatest tennis players in history – Mats Wilander! The best part is that all proceeds go to debra of America to help find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa. Buy tickets here. Can’t attend? Donate or Sponsor here.


Andrew Conrad with Mats Wilander

Andrew Conrad with Mats Wilander