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Doctors try to save life of Spokane child with rare diagnosis

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Toby was born premature at just two pounds. He constantly battles with sickness but there's no stopping him. Toby was born premature at just two pounds. He constantly battles with sickness but there's no stopping him.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Right now, doctors are trying to save the life of a 15-month-old named Toby after he was given a rare diagnosis. It's called mirage syndrome and it's so rare that when KHQ tried looking it up on the web, there was only one article found online about it.

"The stress and worry is just constant. It's been constant since we found out during the pregnancy that there was a problem, that he wasn't growing properly," said Tressa Clinger, Toby's mom.

Toby has been struggling ever since he was born. "We had a lot of problems over the last year, with him getting a lot of pneumonia. He's been in and out of the hospital. He was in the NICU for 131 days before we could even bring him home and so the doctors have been searching and searching."

Toby was born premature at just two pounds. He constantly battles with sickness but there's no stopping him. "He's always persevered through because he's very strong," said Tressa.

He brings so much joy to Tressa's family. He laughs and likes to play. "He is my little miracle," she says.

Another miracle in all of this is that Toby and his mom will travel to Seattle for a bone marrow transplant. She says that will hopefully help Toby not get sick as much.

"If you have a little one, and you know that something is off, that something is wrong, then you need to help, you need to push, you need to be that squeaky wheel to find the answer for your child," said Tressa.

They'll be traveling to Seattle in the beginning of August. The process of the transplant will last four months.

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