Penicuik campaign to fundraise for hospital

Aine McDermott

Aine McDermott

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A grateful Penicuik family is spearheading a campaign to raise money for the hospital that keeps their daughter alive.

Aine McDermott has a rare condition which affects her central nervous system, causing her to stop breathing while she is sleeping.

The plucky five-year-old suffers from Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome.

The life-threatening condition means that she has to spend every night wearing an oxygen mask and being monitored closely at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

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