Dedicated Mum maintains desperate battle to keep Billy alive…

Castlederg’s Charlotte Caldwell is a highly dedicated mother who endures a constant worry in looking after her 11 year old son, Billy, as he suffers from a deadly form of epilepsy.

It has certainly been some time since Charlotte last had the luxury of an unbroken night’s sleep. On countless occasions every night, as she finally drifts off to sleep, she awakens with a start and checks whether Billy is still alive.

Unquestionably an exhausting way to live, but Charlotte has been left with no choice as she struggles to raise enough money to pay for potentially life-saving treatment, which is not available in Northern Ireland.

Eleven year old Billy suffers from a potentially fatal form of epilepsy.


In the past week alone, Charlotte had to rush her son to hospital after he suffered three seizures in one day.

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