Meet the boy who could be 'scared to death'

Meet the five-year-old boy who has to avoid scary movies and trick-or-treaters due to a rare brain disease which means he could literally be SCARED to death.

Reed Havlik is one of only 200 people worldwide who has Vanishing White Matter (VWM) disease - a condition that means their bodies' nerves deteriorate and disappear.

There is no cure and or treatment available - and it is so unusual because a bump to the head, a fever or a FRIGHT could cause a rapid deterioration, coma or death.

Reed's mum Erika, 33, said this means that the family and his teacher have to be really careful - especially around Halloween.

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