Chinese bid to save girl's sight

Chloe Wilson, from Forrester, Edinburgh, was born with septo-optic dysplasia a rare condition which means her pituitary gland has not developed properly.

As a result, the 19-month-old's optic nerve is underdeveloped, leaving her with hormone deficiencies and very little vision.

Her parents, Kayleigh and Scott Wilson, both 22, started a campaign in April to raise 15,000 to take her to the Chinese city of Guangzhou to undergo a controversial stem-cell treatment not available in the UK.

But thanks to the efforts of many other fundraisers and donors, some of whom have never even met the family, the total raised now stands at nearly 25,000.

The total means the young family can afford far more stem- cells, vastly increasing the chance of success.

Mrs Wilson, a nursery assistant, said: "I thought we were looking at a year-and-a-half before we hit our target. Now we've gone nearly ten grand over it in less than half that time.

"We just want to thank everyone who has helped give us this chance. People have been amazing,. Their generosity will stay with us forever, and we'll make sure Chloe knows all about it when she is older."

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