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A race against time to save Samantha's life


A young mum from Rochdale fears she will die, months after surgery that was supposed to save her life.

Samantha Smith from Rochdale has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

The condition means her connective tissues are ineffiective causing her spine to crush other organs. Her only option is another operation.

She's managed to raise £30,000 but needs another £70,000 and as every day passes she continues to deteriorate.

Samantha is also holding a special event to raise money on Sunday October 28 at Tameside Cycle Circuit Ashton-under-Lyne Ashton-under-Lyne.