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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 thousand pounds but needs another 70 thousand and as every day passes she continues to deteriorate. Rachel Townsend reports