A TODDLER has been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition which means he can’t stop SMILING.
Little Elliot Eland suffers from Angelman syndrome - a chromosome disorder that causes severe learning difficulties - which has left him with a permanent grin on his face.
The two-year-old always appears happy and smiles and laughs as a result of the genetic condition, which affects fewer than 1,000 people in the UK.
Elliot’s mum Gale, of Preston, Lancs, said: “When we feel down Elliot’s laughter keeps us all going, you just have to look at him and his happiness takes over.
“At the end of the day when you have children you just want them to be happy, and Elliot always is.
“We always just thought he was a really happy baby, we never even considered it would be a symptom of something more serious.
“I don’t understand why Elliot always laughs and smiles, but he always has a lovely big smile on his face.
“Sometimes I don’t even think it’s a result of the Angelman’s - he doesn’t have a care in the world, so why wouldn’t he be happy?"
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