TODAY is the worst day of the year for Andy Latham - he's scared stiff by fireworks. The 33 year old is believed to be the only person in Britain who has hyperperekplexia - a condition commonly known as stratle disease. A long bang means his body goes rigid and he falls to the ground. "It can be very dangerous., I dread Bonfire Night," said Mr Latham, of Great Harwood, Lincolnshire.
November 5, 2008. Metro Newspaper.