Five-year-old Lexi Drumm struggles to talk, walk and breathe.

Lexi suffers from a rare type of Leukodystrophy, a congenital hypomyelination, reports the Gaston Gazette.

Essentially, the genetic disease is attacking Lexi's white brain matter, which contains nerve fibers. This makes it difficult for Lexi's brain to communicate with other parts of her body, said Sherry Drumm, Lexi's mom.