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4-year-old fights rare disease

Alayna Jacobs (Source: WMC Action News 5) Alayna Jacobs (Source: WMC Action News 5)
RIPLEY, TN (WMC) -

A young girl was diagnosed with a syndrome so rare, it stumped numerous doctors across the South. There’s no cure, but the Ripley girl is a fighter and her family is determined to prepare other parents for something they never saw coming. 

Alayna wasn't expected to make it through the night, but she was determined to live. Now, a year and half later, her parents and even doctors are still trying to understand this rare syndrome.

“We've been told so many times that she wouldn't make it through the night, she wouldn't make it through the week. I have seen her blue over 100 times, but she's a fighter. If anybody can beat it, Alayna can,” said Jacobs.

Wednesday night at 6:00, we’ll bring you Alayna’s story, more on her rare syndrome, and share with you the message her parents’ have for others.

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