Family and friends are rallying round to support a young Penicuik mum who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disease.
This time last year Jane-Louise O’Malley was about to go on holiday to Tenerife with her parents and daughter.
However, a year on, the 38-year-old has spent months in hospital undergoing a range of tests, has been temporarily paralysed, has suffered a pulmonary embolism and now needs a wheelchair to get about.
Fighting back the tears, Jane-Louise told how, at her lowest ebb, she thought: “Please God take me or help me.”
Doctors eventually diagnosed Jane-Louise with Multiple acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MADD).
“It’s a rare genetic condition I was born with and people born with it don’t live until adulthood.
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