This 8-year-old proves her faith runs more than skin deep

Note: Originally published as “How an 8-year-old Latter-day Saint proves her faith runs more than skin deep” on June 11, 2019, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For The Church News.

“Knowing that she will have a harder life than most, it comforts me to know that Heaven will be watching over her, and that even though we don’t know all the details of the plan, we know there is a plan and this is part of it and God remembers all his children.”

Two years ago, an elementary school girl’s medical story went viral and was featured on news sites far from her Tennessee home.

Hanna Barrott, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ooltewah, Tennessee, has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Defined by firstskinfoundation.org, ichthyosis is “a family of genetic skin disorders characterized by dry, scaling skin that may be thickened or very thin and sheds as a result.”

Hanna Barrott has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin.
Hanna Barrott has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin.
Hanna Barrott has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin.
Hanna Barrott has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin.
Hanna Barrott has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin.
Hanna Barrott has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin.

Read the full article here: https://www.thechurchnews.com/living-faith/2019-06-11/latter-day-saint-8-year-old-faith-runs-more-than-skin-deep-1057

Feature image: Hanna Barrott, center, has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin. Photo credits: Permission given by the Barrott Family.

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