Anton Delgado is amazing! He is one of the most precious people my wife, Letha, and I know. We had the privilege of staying with his adopted parents, Jason and Vanessa Delgado, a couple years back. We fell in love with his family—and especially with little Anton. It appears that the Lord may be taking Anton home to heaven soon. My heart is breaking, so I thought I would dedicate a post to him as I ask for you to join with my wife and I as we pray for him and his family.
This is from his Facebook page HelpAnton.
Anton was born in Moscow, Russia on January 16, 2010, it was a surrogate pregnancy and Anton was born as a twin. Once the boys were born it was learned that something was wrong with Anton but his twin brother was fine. His biological parents took his healthy twin home and left his as an orphan. This page was started by some amazing volunteers as a way to find Anton a family and it worked.
In February of 2011 I found Anton's story on my friend Kristy's FB page and knew he was to be our son. After talking to my husband he agreed and we moved forward as fast as we could to being Anton home. God ordained everything so perfectly and we brought Anton home on March 17, 2012 right after Anton turned two. Anton now has a big sister named Kenya who is 8 and a brother Judah who is the exact same age as Anton (they are 4), in fact they were born on the same day, January 16, 2010.
Anton has a very rare genetic condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa or EB for short. Anton is totally missing collagen 7 which is basically the glue that holds his top layer of skin to the second. His top layer of skin is not attached to his body at all so friction causes blisters and a lot of friction causes his skin to come off. It also affects all mucous membranes (from mouth to anus). Anton's type of EB causes a lot of scarring so most of his fingers are fused together and all of his toes are fused together.
EB is an awful disorder to which there is currently no cure. If you want more information on EB or how to find a cure please check out http://debra.org/ or http://irefuseeb.org/.
Although Anton does go through quite a bit of suffering he is the happiest most content person I have ever been around. His smile and adorable personality light up whatever room he is in. He is truly a joy to be around and we are so blessed to call him our son.