Brave Hong Kong boy with rare disorder faces his biggest test yet

Marcus Ng Pak-lam, a 10-year-old Hong Kong boy born with a rare and incurable genetic disorder, is about to face yet another life challenge – risky spiral surgery – in a bid to improve his deteriorating health.His mother Wenus Chan is calling for the public’s support for the boy, who is expected to undergo surgery in less than two weeks.Marcus has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disorder which gradually causes the muscles to become weak and wear away. It can leave sufferers unable to walk or…