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Caring for a Child with Hunter Syndrome

Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type II, otherwise known as Hunter Syndrome, is a rare condition that usually only affects males. According to the MPS Society, from 1992 to 2002, only 52 babies were born with the condition in the UK. It’s varied in its effects, which includes developmental delay and progressive physical problems.

Pictured above: Sally and her son D

Pictured above: Sally and her son D

Sally, 45, cares for her four-year-old son, D*, who has Hunter Syndrome. His symptoms mean that he requires regular treatment to minimise the effects of the disease, which is challenging for their family.

Sally regularly posts on her blog, which documents their journey to diagnosis and learning to live with MPS II.

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