Community helps devastated family after dad and daughter diagnosed with the same potentially fatal rare genetic diseasePosted January 27, 2016
A mum has told of the heartbreaking moment she discovered her husband and eight-year-old daughter had the same potentially fatal genetic disease.
Dawn Woodward was told her husband Dave had Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder which could kill him at any time.
Then the family was devastated when their only daughter Evie was also diagnosed with the inherited disease – for which there is no treatment or cure.
In the three years since Dave’s diagnosis, the family has raised thousands during annual events for a charity supporting the disease.
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