Northop Hall Boy's 'Life Has Changed' Following Op

Northop Hall Boy's 'Life Has Changed' Following Op

By Jamie Nield-Siddall

This time last year Will Laing underwent life changing surgery to help him walk for the first time.

Now the seven-year-old from Northop Hall, who was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy in 2010, is not only walking independently, but is taking part in a variety of sports on a daily basis.

His mother, Michaela Dalton, who feared she would never see her son walk unaided, said the family is extremely proud of Will’s progress.

Will, formerly of Shotton, was able to undergo surgery after friends and family set up a Just Giving page ‘Will’s Wish’, and after a two-year fundraising drive more than £30,000 was raised.

Will underwent the complex spinal operation known as selective dorsal rhizodomy at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol last September.

The procedure, cost £22,500 and the remaining money is being used to provide extra physiotherapy and equipment for Will’s future development.

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