Stalybridge youngster walks tall after operation

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Three year old Oliver Dockerty is walking tall for the first time after £24,000 was raised in 24 hours so he could undergo a life changing operation.

Oliver was born with cerebal palsy and struggled to walk without a support frame. His mum Claire was told he would need to undergo an operation called selective dorsal rhioztomy which opens the bones in the spine and lower back area to overcome tightness in the legs.

Although a surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary was happy to treat Oliver the NHS would not fund the operation.

Oliver underwent the procedure in July and has now walked without support for the first time. The Stalybridge youngster is now a lot happier and more mobile. His mum Claire said "Ive already seen a massive change in him a, hes got much greater range of movement, he can sit on his own without having to put his hands down and he can walk a lot further".

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