HOLLERN. OUR RAY OF HOPE
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THIS is the little baby who has brought hope back into her parentsí Life.
Anne and Mark Hollern were left devastated when both their young children were diagnosed with Battenís disease, a cruel genetic disorder which means that children usually die before the age of 12.
They tragically lost their eldest son Robbie at the age of six, and their daughter Rosie, four, is quickly deteriorating due to the condition.
The couple decided that they would try for one last child, in the vain hope that they woud beat the one in four odds of having another child with Battenís Disease.
And their prayers have been answered - when tiny Roxie was born last month, and doctors told them she hadnít inherited the disorder. [download copy]