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Ushaw Moor youngster is coming home and leaving ‘crazy legs’ behind (From The Northern Echo)

A SCHOOLBOY who travelled to the US for life-changing surgery is due to fly home tomorrow, with medics hopeful his operation will be a lasting success.

Five-year-old Thomas Brennan’s spastic diplegic cerebral palsy left him in constant pain and often unable to walk more than a few steps at a time.

Desperate to help, his mother, Jodie Bussey, decided to send him to the US for pioneering surgery, which involves cutting into the spine and severing the nerve that was causing the spasticity in his legs.

Following a massive outpouring of public support, more than £40,000 was raised for Thomas’ treatment in only six months.

The youngster, from Ushaw Moor, County Durham, who calls his condition – officially known as Little’s Disease – his “crazy legs”, underwent the surgery in St Louis’ Children’s Hospital, Missouri, on Tuesday, August 14.

He is now able to walk freely without help or equipment, though he remains nervous about doing so.

via Ushaw Moor youngster is coming home and leaving ‘crazy legs’ behind (From The Northern Echo).

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