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I can wiggle my toes

Five-year-old boy walks for the first time

A boy with cerebral palsy can walk for the first time thanks to a life-changing operation in the US paid for with the help of Sunday Express readers.

Five-year-old Tristan Dawe flew to St Louis, Missouri, in November for surgery after his NHS operation was cancelled due to cuts. His parents collected £60,000 to pay for his treatment through a fundraising appeal. Tristan, from Coventry, is now walking with the use of a frame.

His mother Kate, 29, said:

“The day after his operation, he woke up and said, ‘Look, Mummy, I can wiggle my toes’, and I broke down in tears.

Daily Express article

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