Jassamine Domino is our Female Youth Back To School Parade Marshal for 2008 and 2009. Jassamine is 20 years old. She was born with a rare skin disorder name Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), which is a rare genetic disease characterized by the presence of extremely fragile skin and recurrent blister formation, resulting from minor mechanical friction or trauma. She has been speaking on behalf of EB Awareness for years, and she has been awarded a trip to New York for the 2008 Most Spirited Award. Although this is a serious disease, she does not let this slow her down. She is quite active in her church, especially with Unique Praise (a group that uses sign language to interpret gospels songs). Additionally, she attends Austin Community College, where she is Visual Communications major. Some of her work includes the flyers for this inaugural Back To School Parade and the www.myspace.com/backtoschoolparade web site. She has been a camp counselor for a skin camp in California since 2004. She graduated from Keene High School in Keene, TX, and she has lived in Austin for the past 2 years.
Her parents are Elbert and Patricia Domino, and she is the 4th of 5 children. Her parents are truly proud of her for staying active in her community and will continue to encourage her to make more and more people aware of EB. She has created thegroups.myspace.com/butterflichildren is a site that she has created to try to spread the word about the organization. Once she’s in New York, she hopes to become even more involved.