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A young girl from Cornwall who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy has walked for the first time after taking up surfing.
Eight year old Madison Eddy, from Redruth, was born three months premature and had spent her life in a wheelchair.
But after a six week surfing course in St.Ives she's now walking without help.
Margaret and Martin Eddy Madison's adopted parents were overwhelmed seeing their daughter walk.
A total of £4,198.39 was raised by Bristol Rovers Supporters through bucket collections prior, during and after the New Year’s Day Torquay United match at the Memorial Stadium, to help pay towards an operation for 6 year-old Bristol City fan, Oskar Pycroft.
Oskar has bilateral spastic cerebral palsy. He can't stand, sit or walk without help and is in constant pain with his muscles and joints. Without complex medical intervention, Oskar faces a life of continuing pain and will never be able to walk independently.
An operation called SDR which could change his life. Surgeons will perform the operation in Bristol on a private basis as Oskar does not meet current NHS criteria.
Oskar’s mum Lizzy is aiming to raise £50k to enable Oskar to have this treatment in Bristol.
I would like to thank all our supporters and those of Torquay who gave so generously for Oskar‘s operation. This money, together with the Supporters Club quiz night and a donation from the Fans Forum, means the total donation from Bristol Rovers fans is in excess of £4,650 and I know this will greatly help boost Oskar’s operation appeal.
It is only right that there should be rivalry in Bristol which is all part of the excitement of football. However, what is even more important is that football is very much a family. It is at times like this that two football families in Bristol have rightly come together to support Oskar to help him walk. We wish the youngster every success with the operation ahead.
You can find out more about Oskar's appeal here.
Bristol City fans have raised £10,000 for a young boy with cerebral palsy.
6-year-old Oskar Pycroft led the team out in his wheelchair ahead of their match against Preston North End on Saturday. The club have given their backing to a campaign to raise money for an operation in America which could help Oskar walk.
It's not everyday that the captain of Bristol City pops round to your house for a cup of tea to chat football but thats exactly what happened to 6 year old Oskar Pycroft.
Oskar suffers from cerebral palsy and Wade Elliott is lending his support as the family try to raise money for an operation in America which could help him walk.
A six year-old Bristol City fan will be leading out the team in his wheelchair as they face Preston North End at Ashton Gate tomorrow.
Oskar Pycroft has cerebral palsy and other problems and his family are raising money for an operation in the USA, which could help him walk.
Their campaign has won the backing of the club.
'They're doing a bucket collection for my operation and do you know why I want the operation? So I can walk more.'
A four-year-old boy from South Gloucestershire has been taking his first steps following surgery that's only just been made available in the UK.
Corin Potts has cerebral palsy. His family had to raise thousands of pounds to pay for the operation because the NHS wasn't prepared to fund it.