Delight family can get Okambi to help their sick young son

SIR, — I am writing to say how glad I was to read in your paper last week that a local family will soon be able to benefit from getting expensive medication free on the NHS to help their son who has cystic fibrosis.

I have followed the story of the young mother and the wee boy over the last few months and was touched to hear that they would be getting the drug Orkambi soon which will help extend his life.

Some people may think that the drug is too expensive to give free while our health service is crumbling around us but I imagine most parents would give their left arm to ensure their child had the best chance of a long and healthy life.

Yours etc,