THE parents of a toddler suffering from a terminal disease are appealing for help to make her life as comfortable as possible.

Two-year-old Olivia Webster suffers from spinal muscular atrophy type II - a genetic disorder that has left her confined to a wheelchair.

Olivia was diagnosed with the condition, which has left her unable to walk or crawl, when she was about 18 months old after being born healthy.

Now, her parents Helen and Rupert Webster, of Northallerton, have launched a fundraising campaign to refurbish their home on Brompton Road to suit their daughter's needs.

Money from the RAF benevolent fund has already helped cover the cost of a £7,200 powered wheelchair for Olivia and events at the Northallerton Working Men's Club have given the Websters a further boost.

Mrs Webster said: "We are trying to raise some money to modify the house. We need a lift so she can get upstairs on her own, wider doors and an adapted bathroom."

Anyone who would like to help the family can contact them on (0870) 754842.