Jumping for joy


A boy can now have fun splashing in puddles after life-changing surgery in the U.S helped him to run and jump for the first time.

Hari Kieft, 2, was diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy after being born 10 weeks premature, leaving him confined to a wheelchair.

His devoted parents Cerianne and Richard feared he may never walk and play like other children.

But, after friends and family raised a staggering £45,000, he jetted out to St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri for a life-changing surgery.

There, neurosurgeon Dr Tae Park performed an operation to cut the nerves in Hari’s spine to release the spasticity in his legs.

Now, just five weeks later, Hari is on his feet for the first time.

Mrs Kieft said: ‘It’s a new beginning. That is how it feels. We’ve almost got to the stage where we forget that Hari used to get around by crawling, even though that was only five weeks ago.

source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2134952/Cerebral-palsy–Boy-confined-wheelchair-feet-45-000-operation-America.html

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