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Two-year-old Jai Anstis has spent half his life enduring multiple seizures every day.

The Te Awamutu boy has been through hell and back, says his mum Jaimie Bowers-Anstis.

Jai was born a happy healthy baby, but at nine months he contracted herpes simplex virus.

Baby Jai, at nine months, after contracting herpes simplex virus.

“Rather than getting a cold sore, the virus went into his brain,” Jaimie says.

While at the hospital he also contracted encephalitis — a brain inflammation.

Jai now lives a life poles apart to most other two year olds.

He has a severe brain injury, developmental delays and refractory epilepsy — seizures that are not controlled with seizure medications.

Jai is also non-verbal and can’t attend daycare.

For the last year Jaimie

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