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Recalling the time when her daughter Sophie’s seizures first began, mum Anne says: “Sophie first noticed something unusual happening when she was cross country running aged 11.
Ioan is a bright boy who loves swimming, running and making people laugh. But he has also suffered from bullying, with older boys picking on him at school and imitating his tics which are a symptom of his Tourette syndrome.
When little Noah was diagnosed with the rare disease Landau Kleffner syndrome, doctors told his parents Madeka and Ryan, ‘Don’t look it up because it will really scare you’.
Tom was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy before his first birthday and discovering that their baby son would face a lifetime of disability was heartbreaking for Maria and husband Terry