British Boy Can't Fall Asleep Without Fear of Dying

When Liam Derbyshire lays himself down to sleep, he might pray the Lord his soul to keep. Without the help of a life-support machine to sustain his breathing, the 11-year-old boy might really die before he wakes. During the day, the 11-year-old can consciously inhale and exhale, but at night, when consciousness fades away, his breathing stops. Liam, who lives in Britain, has Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) or Ondine's Curse -- a potentially fatal and incurable disorder that affects...Full Story
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