Mum’s mission to help young son with rare condition learn to walk and talk

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A single mum whose toddler cannot walk or talk due to a rare genetic condition is trying to raise £30,000 for special therapy for her son.

Lucy Dunn’s son Louis, two and a half, was born with a congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG) Type 1A which means he has a developmental delay and is unable to sit without help, crawl, walk or talk.

Money raised will go towards intensive physio and speech and language therapy.

Lucy, from Fovant, said: “We just want him to have as normal a life as possible.

“We take it for granted walking and talking.

“It is not going to be quick and easy, it is going to take a lot of hard work and effort but it will change his life completely for every positive reason.

“He deserves a little quality of life.”

Lucy was inspired after meeting another mum who had been told her child would not walk or talk. She pushed for the best care and now her child is walking unaided and talking.

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