A MUM whose two-year-old son died suddenly from a rare genetic disorder is raising awareness in his memory.

Jack Linford suffered from VLCAD, which prevents the body from converting certain fats to energy.

Jack - described as a "feisty, mischievous little monkey" - became ill and as his parents Simon and Laura were getting ready to take him to hospital close to their home in Gawber, he suddenly stopped breathing.

He was rushed by ambulance to Barnsley Hospital and put into an induced coma, but after being transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital for further tests, nothing could be done to save his life.

His parents want more people to know about the condition that killed him and for money to be raised for the the charity CLIMB that has helped them so much.

Laura said: "We have set up a Facebook page and friends are fundraising in Jack's memory because we want something good to come out of something so hard and cruel and unfair.

"We want to help other families, raise money for the children's ward and help finance research. Our very special mischievous little monkey deserves all that and more.

"I intend to get it onto the newborn screening so I have started a petition and currently have 750 signatures."

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