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Family's plea to help Dewi's dreams come true

Dewi needs Credit: Family picture

Dewi James has dreams like any other little boy his age.

But while many youngsters might hope for presents and to meet their favourite cartoon hero, Dewi wants to be able to run and jump without falling over.

The three year old from Pontypridd has been diagnosed with diplegia spasticity cerebral palsy.

The condition affects Dewi's balance and he gets tired easily. He also has to have physiotherapy daily and will soon have to use a wheelchair.

Dewi's campaign has caught the attention of some celebrities. Credit: Family picture

His family are now trying to raise £60,000 to help pay for a vital operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.

The NHS in Wales fund eight children every year to have the operation but Dewi's family doesn't yet know if he will be one of the children to be chosen.

The three year old's campaign has already caught the attention of some celebrities, with John Barrowman offering to pay for the family's flights to St Louis.

Dewi never lets his condition get him down Credit: Family picture

But the family still need to raise another £27,000 to reach their target.

If they manage to exceed the target amount they have vowed to donate the rest to the Tree of Hope foundation to help other sick children.


FT: Swansea 2 - 1 Manchester United

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Swansea City's Ashley Williams battle for the ball. Credit: PA

Swansea City welcomed Manchester United to the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.

After a goalless first half Juan Mata put the visitors ahead after 48 minutes. The Swans fought back soon after, Andre Ayew equalising. Gomis furthered their lead only minutes later.

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