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Thomas walking tall after surgery From Durham Times

A SCHOOLBOY who underwent pioneering surgery only three weeks ago is now walking non-stop without aid indoors, his mother has said.

Five-year-old Thomas Brennan, whose spastic diplegic cerebral palsy left him in constant pain and often unable to walk more than a few steps at a time, went under the knife in St Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri, in the US, on Tuesday, August 14.

His recovery continues to amaze medics and he is now able to walk freely without help or equipment.

From St Louis, his mother, Jodie Bussey, told The Northern Echo: “Thomas really is doing excellent. He is walking non-stop in the hotel now, though still building up the courage to do so outside.

“His strength is building every day, though he still has a very long way to go before returning to his full strength he was before the operation.”

Thomas, from Ushaw Moor, County Durham, who called his condition, also known as Little’s Disease, his “crazy legs”, travelled to the US following a six-month, £40,000 fundraising campaign.

via Thomas walking tall after surgery From Durham Times.

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