A CASTLEMILK boy with one of the world’s rarest genetic conditions has been given a second chance to have his Christmas wish come true.

Zac Clark,6, is the only person in Scotland with Riboflavin Transporter Deficiency (RTD) which affects his mobility, hearing, speech and sight.

As reported by the Evening Times, Zac;s parents Pat,30, and Kimberley, 27, had hoped medics would give their son a Cochlear Implant, which they think could help improve his speech and hearing, in time for Christmas.

However specialists at Crosshouse Hospital refused Zac, saying he would not be able to make use of the sound.

Now the family have been given the chance to get a second opinion from medics at the Greater Manchester Richard Ramsden Centre.

Doctors at the specialist facility have treated other cases of RTD , including that of Ava Jolliffe.

Ava,10, was given a cochlear implant which her mum Laura said has greatly improved her ability to recognise sounds, including when her name is called.

Zac’s mum Kimberley said: “I’m thrilled with the latest decision.

“The staff at GMRC are experienced in dealing with RTD cases having fitted 2 in the last 18months. I believe they are the best team to be assessing and treating Zac.

The support we have received from family, friends and the public has been amazing.There is absolutely no way this would have been achieved with the continued support of the public. I believe if it wasn’t for this support we would not have got this decision.

“Maybe just maybe Zac will get his Christmas wish after all.”

NHS Ayrshire and Arran said: “For families who are unhappy with the outcome of a cochlear implant assessment we provide details of how to seek a second opinion.

“This is an agreed part of the process and is offered on a routine basis.”