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Samantha Smith: mother calls for others to be spared fundraising battle for lifesaving surgery

Samantha Smith says the damage of two uncertain years is irreparable.

A young mother from Rochdale is battling for a lifesaving treatment to be free on NHS, after she had to pay for her surgery in America.

Samantha Smith has a rare condition which meant her skull was crushing her spine.

She travelled to Arizona for the operation to rebuild her neck after a huge fundraising campaign.

Samantha Smith says the life-saving surgery she received should be available to others on the NHS.

Samantha says the surgery has given her her life back.

Victoria Grimes went to meet her: