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Heartbreaking setback for girl with S-shaped spine who underwent life-changing surgery in Germany


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Private surgery helped this teenager live a normal life again - but now she's facing the prospect of yet another operation.

Lucy Huddleston, 17, suffers from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, a condition which causes her spine to be curved and twisted at the top and bottom, leaving it stuck in a distinct 'S' shape, which was getting more and more pronounced.

The only NHS-funded treatment available would have fused her spine together, severely limiting her movement.

So eager to keep Lucy moving, her family raised over £50,000 and travelled to Germany for surgery.

But now, Lucy is facing yet another costly operation as the spinal curves which had been corrected begin to worsen again.

Dad Mark Huddleston, 46, said: "We are so grateful to the people who helped raise money for the operation.



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