Thanks for all the books you suggested! They are such a big help.

I thought of the ugly duckling too, although my worry is that at the end, the duckling transforms into a beautiful swan and admired by everyone... but Matti's skin won't change and become 'normal.' So I figured, it might create an unrealistic expectation that it will just go away eventually. I would want him to accept his differences for the way they are, don't we all? [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img]

I appreciate all your help.
Regards, everyone. [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img]

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