Three-year-old Imogen walks unaided after pioneering operation funded by the NHS

A toddler from Monmouthshire with cerebral palsy has taken her first steps on her own following pioneering surgery.

Three-year-old Imogen Ashwell-Lewis became the first child in Wales to have selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) funded by the NHS.

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SDR isn't routinely offered by NHS services in the UK. It can be expensive, and success isn't guaranteed.

Imogen's family and friends had already raised £40,000 to pay for the operation.

Imogen has needed specially-designed equipment to get about

It was then confirmed that the Welsh NHS would fund the surgery at Bristol Children's Hospital as part of a trial into the effectiveness of the procedure.

The money raised will now cover the years of physiotherapy and support she'll need.

For now, Imogen's able to look forward to a more active life than before.