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Mother fights for disabled son's 'lifesaving' equipment

A mother from Birmingham says her disabled son can't leave the house because the NHS has refused to pay for the equipment he needs.

Fourteen-year-old Hamid Hussain from Erdington has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and needs a machine to help him breathe.

Because he doesn't have a portable one he is effectively house bound.

Hamid's 19-year-old brother Ahmed, who has the same condition, did get funding for a 'cough-assist' machine, meaning he can enjoy more freedom, doing the things other teenagers do. The NHS says it does not 'routinely commission' the machines. Chris Halpin reports.

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