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Four-Year-Old Who Never Ate Anything In Life Is Gifted A Christmas Dinner To Play With

Every parent dreams for the success for his/her child right from the day s/he is born. Getting a phenomenon named after you sounds like success. But this is not what the Langran family wished for.

Oakley syndrome was named after their 4-year-old boy Oakley Langran who began vomiting 100 times a day after he was born. He cannot eat and never will. As a treat, though, he is given a cooked meal to play with on Christmas. Here's his strange story.


Four-Year-Old Who Never Ate Anything In Life Is Gifted A Christmas Dinner To Play With

Four-Year-Old Who Never Ate Anything In Life Is Gifted A Christmas Dinner To Play With

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1) About Oakley

1)	About Oakley

Oakley Langran is a 4-year-old boy who lives in Hythe, Kent. He was born with a floppy larynx and gastro reflux disease, which made him unable to eat.

2) The Oakley syndrome

2)	The Oakley syndrome

Oakley's condition is so rare that it has been named after him. As a baby and toddler, he vomited almost 100 times a day, before being fitted with a feeding pump which allows nutrients to enter his body via a small tube.

3) Christmas is ironic

3)	Christmas is ironic

This boy who has never had a meal in his life and will never have once was presented with a cooked meal to play with as a Christmas present.

4) Why though?

4)	Why though?

Oakley's parents, Charlene and Stephen, both 35, gave him fake plastic food toys to play with every day. But every Christmas, as a treat, he is given a real home-cooked festive meal to play with. They believe that this is the closest their son could get to enjoying home-cooked food. Poor baby!

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