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MPM_JESSICA_PHILPOTT_06

MPM_JESSICA_PHILPOTT_06

April 20, 2015

PIC BY DAN ROWLANDS / MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: JESSICA PHILPOTT) A six-year-old girl has had more than 30 operations because of her rare illness, Apert Syndrome. Jessica Philpott was born with the rare disease which sees sufferers have physical abnormalities. She was only the eighth person in Northern Ireland to be born with this condition. Apert Syndrome affects fifteen people in every million. Jessica was born with a protruding forehead, low set ears, fused fingers and toes, cleft palate and drooping eyes. SEE MERCURY COPY