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Mother, 44, and her three daughters ALL suffer from a rare, incurable condition that causes excruciating tumours to form all over their bodies

A mother and all of her three daughters have a rare, incurable condition that causes excruciating tumours to form all over their bodies.

Sharon Phillips, 44, from Tredegar, South Wales, and her girls Chelsea, 23, Courtenay, 17, and Tyanna, 14, suffer from neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

Aside from causing unsightly bumps, the condition also leads to violent mood swings, developmental delays and excruciating headaches.

Ms Phillips, who works with children with special needs, said: ‘The pain in the joints and spine from NF is the hardest to deal with. They all suffer from awful migraines too. I don’t like to see the children in pain.’ 

The disorder affects around one in 3,000 people and is caused by a genetic mutation.

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