Hopes for a cure

A Plymouth mother speaks out about her son's rare disease in hopes drug companies will find a cure

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5yr old fights fatal disease

A mother from Plymouth is hoping that by speaking out about her little boy's extremely rare disease, drugs companies might find a cure for the condition.

Lara Starhahn's son, Marshall, suffers from Late Infantile Batten Disease, a fatal disorder of the nervous system which means he has only has a few more years to live.

Only 24 children in the country have the disease - and at the moment there is no cure.

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