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Disabled teenager campaigns for cure

A 16 year old boy from Weston-super-Mare is in London lobbying MPs to help sufferers of a severe degenerative disease.

Matthew Barrett has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is joining other families asking the Government for 5 million pounds to help find a cure for the disease.

16 year old Matthew wants the Government to fund the search for a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy Credit: ITV West

The condition mainly affects boys. Sufferers rarely live beyond their late teens and twenties.