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TV show which has documented life of Bury St Edmunds' William Davis returns to screens tonight




A TV show which has documented the life of a 20-year-old from Bury St Edmunds with a rare genetic condition returns to screens tonight.

Born to be Different has followed William Davis since he was six months old as well as four others born with disabilities.

William was born with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), a disorder which causes mainly non-cancerous tumours to develop in different parts of his body.

William and family - sister Jessie, mum Paula and dad Nick. Picture courtesy of Born to be Different (32460244)
William and family - sister Jessie, mum Paula and dad Nick. Picture courtesy of Born to be Different (32460244)

The programme filmed him for about 18 months from summer 2018 as he left school and moved into his own flat with 24 hour care in Great Whelnetham.

His mum Paula, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, said: "Tonight shows him going out with his carers to the shops for the first time and choosing what he wants to buy. He chose Lucozade because he was never allowed it at school. I thought it was hilarious when I saw it - I thought 'oh William - that's your first bid for freedom'.

"Unfortunately he became quite unwell last winter and spent a lot of time going in and out of West Suffolk Hospital but got back home properly last summer."

For a full report, see next week's Bury Free Press newspaper.

Born to be Different airs tonight (March 26) and next Thursday (April 2) at 9pm on Channel 4.


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