Jemma, Evie and Family Front Page News Newquay Voice

A NEWQUAY mother has begun a fundraising mission to help raise both awareness and funds for a rare disease. Gemma Masters held a charity open-mic night in Porth last Thursday evening in a bid to raise vital funds for Alpha-1 UK Support Group. Around 30 people attended the event which also helped raise awareness of Alpha-1. Gemma said: “Only 5% of children show symptoms as a child. As a result of it, Evie gets recurrent chest infections and suffers poor weight gain. We have been battling to find out what is wrong with her since she was born seven years ago. It apparently takes seven years to detect but, even though you are born with it, people don’t think to test for it because it’s so rare.”

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