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Emmerdale's Laura Norton emotionally gives update on children's health as they battle rare condition

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Emmerdale star Laura Norton was seen getting emotional about her children's rare health condition as she received an update at a hospital appointment documented on ITVBe's Drama Queen.The actress, who shares her two children with former co-star Mark Jordon, who she is engaged to be married to, was given an important update on her children's health as they both battle a rare condition.

During the episode, Laura, who plays Kerry Wyatt on the ITV soap, gave viewers a glimpse into her life before returning to the show after her maternity leave.

Laura has two children Jesse, three, and Ronnie, almost 18 months, with fiancé Mark. Just over a year ago, both children were diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that leads to severe sight and hearing loss.

During a recent episode of ITVBe's Drama Queens, which follows the lives of some of the nation's favourite soap stars, the family-of-four attended a hospital appointment to receive an update.The doctor said: "Now you've got a diagnosis now of a genetic change in a gene called USH2A. "Now you are aware, that children are born with hearing loss and then once they're in their late childhood, teenage years, they may start to develop some vision problems." Laura, who cuddled up to one of her little ones, looked emotional as she explained how she was feeling to the camera.

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