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IN People ON 17 Dec, 2015
Whenever parents finally have their first child, they want him/her to be protected all the time from the dangers of the world. The same concern, of course, is the same for the succeeding children. But what if the harm is not from the outside, but within the family?
This is a heartbreaking yet important story about pain in the family. Check below to see the details on why this couple's children are facing death.
Leah and Shaun Scott have a family. While at first, it looks like just another typical family, the problem is that their daughter has MLD, which is a terminal disease.
MLD is also known as Metachromatic Leukodystrophy. Now while, their baby daughter had the disease, they were told that their twins would only have a one in four chance of getting MLD. So, the parents decided to continue on and give birth to the twins.
Sadly, even the twins were discovered to have acquired the genetic disease MLD. MLD makes people have difficulty in talking, walking and even seeing. In the end, people in MLD will be fully paralyzed and die.
Even with the inevitable early death of their children, the couple decided to be brave and live life to the fullest. They have sent their twins to undergo medical trials in Italy which promise to lengthen their life span.
While the twins are already getting the medical help, Leah and Shaun Scott hope that others might chip in to send their daughter Paige to Italy too for the trials. MLD typically takes the life of people within 5 years once the symptoms set in, so they need all the help they can receive.
While the disease is incurable, it's not too late to give the three kids and the family as a whole a great, loving time. I mean, who wouldn't want to spend more days, even years, with the people they love the most? The NHS has also confirmed that they would pay for the twins' treatment, so if you have the time and money, do support Paige.