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Family battling to get cannabis oil to treat toddler on NHS

The family of a little boy from Lancaster are battling to get what they say is life-saving treatment on the NHS.

Alfie Brocklebank is two has a rare condition which means he has several tumours in his brain which cause multiple seizures a day.

The treatment that he was on, has now stopped working - the drugs have become resistant and the only drug which seems to control the fits - is a cannabis based product called CBD oil.

But Alder Hey hospital have told his parents they won't fund the treatment and they're having to fund it themselves - costing several hundred pounds a month.

His mum fears that one day he may never wake up.