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Offaly Baby With Extremely Rare Condition Receiving Treatment In The UK

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Just 30 others have the same liver disease as Daire.

An Offaly baby with a rare autoimmune disease is travelling to the UK for specialist treatment. 

Just 30 others have the same condition as Daire McDonnell - who also has atresia of the bowel, making him susceptible to pneumonia and sepsis. 

At just 6 months old, the Edenderry baby has had 5 surgeries to date, but still requires a liver transplant.

A GoFundMe page has raised over €17,000 so far to aid with his treatment and allow him to travel to Birmingham by air ambulance. 

His parents Derval and Vinny say their son is clearly a fighter:

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