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Toddler astounds parents by teaching herself to walk ahead of life-changing surgery

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A toddler from Swindon has astounded her parents by teaching herself to walk while awaiting surgery to correct her disability.

Three-year-old Esme Kelly, who has cerebral palsy, was told she would not walk until after her operation.

Esme has astounded her parents Credit: ITV Meridian

Esme will find out later this month if she will get an operation on her nervous system, which would correct how her head speaks to her limbs.

Her family has raised £45,000 so far to help her rehabilitation.

Her family have raised £45,000 for her rehabilitation Credit: ITV Meridian

Esme will face many months, possibly years, of physiotherapy after the operation before she will walk properly.