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No hugs for brave Ella this Xmas...<br />
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Ella aged 7 with her brother Zac and dog Dotty. She can't sit cross legged anymore and hasnt knelt for over two years.<br />
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Little Ella Murphy might look like a happy child but she is actually battling a rare condition that leaves her in such agony she can't cuddle her mother.<br />
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Ella suffers from a neurological disease called Complex Regional Pain Disorder (CPRS) which affects one in 4,000 people per year.<br />
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The condition means the schoolgirl is struck down by agonising pain in different parts of her body that can last for months at a time.<br />
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Even the slightest touch of the tender area can cause a horrendous burning sensation, meaning her family cannot even hug her if her upper body is affected.