Parents of children with a rare condition which leaves them unable to swallow have gathered at a support meeting at Sciennes Primary School.
Almost 50 people offered support and advice on the condition tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF). The session was held by nationwide charity TOFS, and organised by Bruce and Freya Rennie, whose three-year-old son Christopher has the condition which affects around one in 3500 births in the UK.
The charity plans to host a conference in September on the problems faced by adults with TOF, and a nationwide awareness week begins on April 22.
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