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Plymouth parents are in race against time to fund life-changing treatment for three-year-old daughter

Chloe Stevenson is almost paralysed in her left arm, from a condition that affects 28 children in the UK. Credit: ITV West Country

The parents of a three-year-old girl from Plymouth whose left arm is paralysed, say they're in a race against time to raise money for potentially life-changing treatment.

Chloe Stevenson contracted the rare virus, with similar symptoms to polio, which has left her with almost no movement in her left hand.

The condition affects only 28 children in the UK.

Chloe was diagnosed three months after attending Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Credit: Family photo

Chloe was diagnosed three months after being admitted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

She was then treated by specialists in Bristol, who told her parents she has acute flaccid myelitis - which acts like a polio virus.

It's a rare disease that affects the spinal cord and causes a sudden weakness in the arms or legs. Most cases of the condition have affected children.

Her parents hope the fundraiser will raise enough money for their daughter to receive a potentially life-changing treatment. Credit: Family photo

She is now undergoing physiotherapy treatment in Bristol to encourage the nerves in her hand to work again.

A crowdfunding page has been set-up by Chloe's parents to raise money for a treatment that could change her life.