Girl who could be killed by playground bump enjoying her first year at school

Published in Bury Times, 5/9/2014


SHE has become something of a Bury celebrity — the spirited young girl with the wide smile for whom a bump in the playground could be fatal.

A ‘ticking timebomb’ is how her parents describe five-year-old Annabelle Griffin’s incurable and life-threatening condition.

The youngster was diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS) — a collagen deficiency which puts her at risk of the spontaneous rupture of her internal organs and arteries – in December, 2012 aged three.

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