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Fenland toddler Walter Olney has hope of normal life thanks to new cystic fibrosis 'wonder drug'




A Manea family is among thousands across the UK celebrating this week after the Government announced it had struck a deal for a 'wonder drug' to be made freely available to cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Leanneand Charles Olney, whose two-year-old son Walter, has the disease that affects the lungs, described Tuesday's announcement as a "truly momentous day".

Leanne said the announcement made by MP Simon Stevens at the conclusion of a meeting of the Commons health and social care committee "came out of the blue" and took all those who had been campaigning for better treatments for cystic fibrosis patients completely by surprise.


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