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Mail online: Parents who spent three years trying for a baby will likely outlive their son, one

A couple who spent more than three years trying for a baby will likely outlive their one-year-old son because he was born with a rare, life-shortening genetic disorder.

Charlie Walton, from Cheshire, has delayed development and could one day die of a complication from a common cold because of his illness.

The condition, MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, is thought to only affect 2,000 people in the world and cannot be cured.

Fiona Walton, 32, got pregnant from IVF in 2016 after failing to conceive naturally with her husband, Andy, whom she married in 2010.

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