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WATCH: Mum with life-threatening condition appeals for public's help

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Samantha Smith has a real fight on her hands and she's relying on help from strangers. She has a life threatening condition and somehow managed to raise an incredible 150 thousand pounds for pioneering surgery in America.

But now she's dealing with more devastating news. Her surgery in the US was unsuccessful and, worse still, she has discovered that one of her children has the same condition.

More treatment in America will cost at least another £100,000.

Time is not on Samantha's side and despite all her courageous fundraising, she is once again relying on the kindness of strangers.