A Corby mum has set up a fundraising page to try to help her son walk unaided for the first time after life-changing surgery was withdrawn by the Government.
Alisha-Ann Tromans’ son Cain, 11, suffers from cerebral palsy and is constantly in pain due to muscle spasms in his legs.
He is a candidate for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) treatment, but there is currently no funding in place for it.
The treatment could cost as much as £45,000 - and now Miss Tromans has made a desperate plea to help him achieve his dreams.
She said: “Our son Cain desperately needs life-changing surgery the Government have stopped funding for.
“Suffering with cerebral palsy his legs are extremely tight, preventing him from walking unaided.
“One day he tried to stand against our sofa, and we noticed his feet were posed like a ballerina.
“He attempted to walk the length of our sofa, but at this point his legs scissored together and he stumbled only for us to catch him.
“Cain speaks of walking ‘when he is bigger’.
“He speaks of running through our local park to visit his nana ‘when he is bigger’.
“He speaks of driving and racing, golf and football ‘when he is bigger’.
“Cain is filled with dreams of ‘when he is bigger’ and in his eyes he is just too small to walk, or do things that right now he can not.
“His determination fascinates me, he is outstandingly clever attending main school despite his learning difficulties and disabilities.”
Miss Tromans says the treatment could cost anything between £30,000 and £60,000, with £45,000 a realistic figure.
She added: “Cain never complains about the many hospital appointments, or the intense physio sessions he has.
“He always smiles despite he pain. He tries with every ounce of energy he has to walk, and ride his trike.
“We want nothing more then for Cain to be happy and content in life and having SDR would completely change Cain’s life in more ways than he can possibly imagine.
“With nowhere else to turn, I am now fundraising along with all of our family to raise funds to provide Cain with this procedure privately.”
To donate to Cain’s cause, click here.