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Coronation Street's Jack P. Shepherd’s love child has marked his 10th birthday this week.
The youngster named Greyson, who Jack does not have a relationship with, suffers from the incurable one-in-a-million genetic disorder called alternating hemiplegia, which paralyses parts of his body and leaves him in intense pain.
Greyson has been in and out of hospital since he was born in January 2011. He had his first attack when he was four months old and had testing for all sorts of conditions, including epilepsy.
He was diagnosed with alternating hemiplegia on the eve of his second birthday. Only 25 people in the UK are thought to have the condition.
Jack P. Shepherd’s love child turned ten this week
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On Thursday his mum Sammy Milewski, who conceived Greyson after a one-night stand with soap star Jack in 2010 – behind the back of partner Lauren Shippey, took to Instagram to praise her "amazing little man" and revealed how proud she is of him.
Alongside a selection of cute snaps of Greyson – who resembles his dad – Sammy penned: "Massive Happy Birthday to this amazing little man.
"What a year it’s been an we’re going into! with so many challenges but you never cease to amaze me, with everything going on in the world an struggles you deal with daily #AHC#paralysis yet you constantly light up any room with your witty charm and personality never letting anything set you back.
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"I’m soo proud to be your mummy, Can’t believe your now in double digits."
She then added a string of hashtags where she revealed that they would be celebrating Greyson's lockdown birthday with homemade pizza.
On Thursday Greyson's mum Sammy Milewski took to Instagram to praise her "amazing little man" on his birthday
Sammy ended the post: " #10#birthdayboy#alwaysbemybaby#Lockdownlife#Patryathome#Homemadepizzatonight."
Actor Jack has apparently never met his son, the star does pay maintenance after he learned that he was Greyson's dad following a DNA test.
Ever since the birth – after which Greyson battled for his life in intensive care in Rotherham General Hospital, South Yorks – Sammy has been a single mum. The former model now leads a quiet life with her son as its focus.
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David Platt actor Jack is already the father to two children, Nyla and Reuben, with his fiancée Lauren.
Back in 2014, Sammy opened up about her disappointment over Jack's alleged refusal to meet his son.
She told The Mirror: "His father has not been in his life. I don’t know why because we don’t speak but I imagine it’s that he’s not wanted to.
“I would like my son to have a father in his life but how can you feel sad for something he’s never had? I guess it’s sad in itself to say that.”