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The father of Ben Baddeley, a ten-year-old with cerebral palsy from Silverdale in Staffordshire, has described his son as 'like a different child'.
Ben who has cerebral palsy is attending a rehabilitation centre this weekend after a major operation to help him walk without pain.
Ben's family raised thousands of pounds to pay for the surgery after it was cancelled by the NHS due to funding cuts.
He will be taking part in body strengthening and physio sessions to help re-build his muscles.
Ben Baddeley has returned to his Staffordshire home with his parents after a life-changing operation on Friday which it's hoped will allow him to walk without pain.
Ben, who has cerebral palsy had the operation in hospital in London.
Last night his mum Amy Baddeley said it was: "Amazing to be home!"
10-year-old Ben Baddeley from Staffordshire is out of bed and has walked just over 24hours after an operation on his spine which will allow him to walk without pain.
Ben, who has cerebral palsy had the operation yesterday and is recovering in hospital in London.
His mother Amy Baddeley said:
"He is finally out of bed... took alot of bravery.. after all he has had spinal surgery. He walked to the toilet and is now in his physio chair posture sitting. He finds it a little odd walking because his legs are no longer heavy to move but every step is an improvement."
10-year-old Ben Baddeley from Staffordshire says it feels like he has new legs, after his operation to help him walk without pain.
He had his operation earlier today and its recovering in hospital in London. His mother Amy told ITV News Central a short while ago that he was up and eating.
Ben has Cerebral Palsy and his operation this morning was to help him walk without pain.
Amy Baddeley said:
He is moving his legs and toes saying they feel like new legs. Strange, but nice strange, and not heavy.
Ben Baddeley from Staffordshire is out of an operating theatre in London and back on the ward after Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy treatment. He has Cerebral Palsy and the operation this morning was to ease his leg muscles and help his movement.
Mum Amy has told ITV Central,
"Everything went well - he is all snuggled up and his muscles are relaxed. For the first time he looks comfy!! And he is no longer pale from the pain, he has a natural pinkness to his skin. Very tired and groggy but he is through it and doing really well."
Ben Baddeley is having Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy treatment today to ease his leg muscles and help his movement - he has Cerebral Palsy and his family have paid for all his treatment.
He's just had his anaesthetic and is now in theatre.
Mum Amy has let us know,
"He was incredibly brave and didn't cry. We're very proud of him... two and a half hours to wait now"
She says she feels very nervous.
His family still need to raise the money for two years of post-operation physiotherapy so Ben doesn't have to use a wheelchair.
Ben's mum Amy Baddeley has just sent us this photo of Ben in hospital in London. His surgeon has just been to have a chat with Ben, who she says is feeling nervous.
The next time the family will see the surgeon will be at the theatre doors.
10-year-old Ben Baddeley from Staffordshire is in London today for an operation on his legs to help him walk - he has Cerebral Palsy and has previously used splints.
Mum Amy Baddeley has just told ITV Central he's been prepped for his operation and has taken his "Magic Milk" to help him become drowsy. She says he's feeling nervous and wants the "putting to sleep bit" to be over.
A ten-year-old boy from Staffordshire who has cerebral palsy is heading to London this week for a vital operation to help him walk without pain.
Ben Baddeley was refused the surgery by the NHS due to funding cuts, but thanks to donations from members of the public, his family have been able to pay for it themselves.
They're still fundraising for his aftercare.
A 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy has been given a Stoke city shirt signed by Peter Crouch.
Ben Baddeley, from Silverdale in Staffordshire was at the Tolgate Business club, who were raising funds to go towards his rehabilitation following his SDR surgery, when they surprised him with the gift.
Ben's family were forced to raise money to pay for his surgery after the NHS cancelled his scheduled procedure due to funding cuts.