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Little Madeline Reeder from Lowestoft has a medical condition so rare that only seven people in the world's population of seven billion, have it.
It's so rare it doesn't even have a name. ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray went along to meet Madeline and her family. Click above to watch her report.
Madeline and her family have been supported by the charity Genetic Disorders UK, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people and families affected by genetic disorders.
Click above to watch ITV News Anglia's Jonathan Wills interviewing Laura Pattison from the charity.
Madeline Reeder from Lowestoft in Suffolk is not even 4-years old yet and already she has had 17 operations.
She has a medical condition so rare that only 7 people in the world's population of seven billion have it.
Her a chromosomal abnormality is so rare it doesn't even have a name. The nearest experts can get is "X13 mosaic unbalance translocation".
Madeline was born with life-threatening problems with her intestines, a heart defect and a cleft palate. She's also at risk of developing eye cancer.
Madeline has to be fed directly into her stomach by a tube and is currently unable to eat.
Madeline's mum Sammy is now training to run the London Marathon next month, to raise money for Genetic Disorders UK.