Daily Record: Youngster runs 5k to raise money after learning about sister’s rare disorder

A caring Coatbridge youngster ran an impressive 5k to raise money for charity after learning about his little sister’s rare genetic disorder.

James Traynor, eight, made his family proud by raising more than £2000 for Reverse Rett, a charity that aims to find a cure for Rett syndrome.

James’ little sister Katie, five, suffers from the disorder which affects around 12,000 girls each year and is rarely witnessed in boys.

The genetic mutation causes severe disability, including seizures, and currently has no cure.

Loving big brother James has recently begun to understand the implications of Katie’s condition, and asked to take part in Reverse Rett’s annual 5k run to contribute to the cause of finding a cure.

Earlier this month, the Bargeddie Primary pupil travelled with his family to Berwick to take part in the race and left his mum Jennifer Cochrane “lost for words” with his effort.

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