Mother’s sacrifice to give daughter ‘a chance at life’

A mother from South Tyneside is planning to forego medical treatment so that her daughter can ‘have a chance at life’ after they were both diagnosed with a rare genetic condition.

Janine and Ellie Gray from East Boldon have a type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes – which in their case weakens the joints in the body – and can lead to severe complications.

They were inspired to start their own fundraising to get life changing surgery after seeing the story of 27-year-old Melanie Hartshorn from Cramlington who we featured on ITV Tyne Tees two months ago.

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