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Baby from The Woodlands now heading to Italy for life-saving treatment

Thanks to you, the Rasberry family has raised a half-million dollars for the gene therapy treatment to save baby Ollie's life.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — A few months ago, we introduced you to a family from The Woodlands, desperately trying to raise enough money for a life-saving gene-replacement therapy for Ollie.

Thanks to you, the Rasberry family raised a half-million dollars to go to Italy for the treatment.

RELATED: Thank you! Baby Ollie from The Woodlands is about to get his miracle

On Monday, Ollie and his mom, Victoria, were getting on a plane and are heading to Italy. They’ll be there for five months. It won’t be easy.

But now Ollie has the chance he needs.

Ollie has Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), a rare and fatal disease. His big sister, Addi, has it, too. She is 5 years old, and the disease has already progressed rapidly in her. Life expectancy for a child living with their form of MLD is between 5 and 10 years old.