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Heartbreak of sister who has lost three siblings

“Mitochondrial disease kills a lot of children, but hardly anyone knows about it”

A sister has told of her heartbreak after losing a third sibling to the same ‘cruel and vicious’ genetic illness.

Stephanie Preston’s teenage brother Kieran died after a lifelong battle with neurometabolic mitochondrial disease.

The 18-year-old’s death came less than two years after sister Stacey died, in July 2015, aged 20, from the same debilitating condition which saps energy from the body’s organs and muscles.

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