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Disability and the cost of living: ‘It’s our son’s life’

Six-year-old Cohen from Basingstoke survives off the machines in his home and his mum’s energy bills could rise to more than £3,000 a year.

Cohen has DiGeorge syndrome and 15q11.2 genetic deletions which means he can’t walk, talk or digest food properly.

Lauren, Cohen’s mum said: “The cost of living crisis, for most people, it’s ‘Oh we just won’t go on holiday this year’ but for us it’s our son’s life.”

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