The parents of a little girl living with cerebral palsy were overwhelmed by strangers’ generosity, after £50,000 was raised for life-changing surgery.
The family of five-year-old Mayzi Price believed that selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery could make a massive difference to the youngster’s mobility.
But because the procedure wasn’t available on the NHS, the family’s hopes rested on public donations, following a story in the Daily Mirror newspaper.
Once the fundraising total was raised, Mayzi had the operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital 12 months ago and has recently completed a course of physiotherapy.
And to the family’s delight, this month Mayzi took her first steps using a walking frame.
Mum Stacie Eagle said: “When she was in a wheelchair it was torture to watch children play.
“She used to get left behind but now she can keep up. [Little brother] Logan is younger so she found it hard seeing him walk and run. I never expected to see them walk together. I had tears in my eyes the first time.
“I want to say a ‘thank you’ to everyone who donated. Mayzi’s so pleased as she’s been working hard to build up her strength. We hope she’ll walk without the frame one day.”
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