Eight-year-old suffers from a deadly illness that causes him to keep gaining weight and forces him to undergo extreme exercise

A Schoolboy who suffers from a rare condition that means he keeps gaining weight is fighting for his life by competing in triathlons.

Jake Vella, eight, has a deadly hormonal illness that makes him pile on the pounds despite maintaining a healthy diet and regularly exercising.

But no matter what he does, he will continue to get larger as a result of the condition - of which less than 100 people have ever been diagnosed.

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