The parents of a baby with a rare lung condition have launched a campaign to raise awareness – after discovering she is one of just two people in Scotland fighting it.
Little Alannah Sangster, of Boddam near Peterhead, needs round-the-clock oxygen to battle the condition, which makes it difficult for oxygen to cross over into her bloodstream.
The eight-month-old was diagnosed with a form of children’s interstitial and diffuse lung disease last month, after she stopped breathing in December and was rushed to hospital.
Now her parents, Lauren Norris, 21, and Bryan Sangster, 23, have launched a campaign to highlight the condition, while also raising funds for the Child Lung Foundation.
The young family, which also includes Alannah’s three-year-old brother Kieran, are now awaiting the final results of the tests to establish the cause of her potentially life-threatening disease.
In the meantime, the tot has been put on 24-hour oxygen to help her breathing.
Her family launched a group called Harper’s Helpers to campaign for research funding, and have so far raised more than £4,000 for the Child Lung Foundation.