Can you help give Oli the chance to walk?

The parents of a two-year-old toddler have launched a campaign to raise £85,000 to pay for a life-changing operation to help him to walk.

Little Oliver Hitchings was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy just before his first birthday.

The condition affects his balance and co-ordination and he is not yet able to stand or walk independently.

Devoted parents Cheryl Carr (33) and Michael Hitchings (35) have now launched the campaign to pay for the specialist operation, which is not available on the NHS.

Cheryl said: “Oliver was born nine weeks premature and diagnosed with cerebral palsy just over a year ago.

“The condition increases the muscle tone in his legs and feet which makes them constantly stiff. It affects his balance and co-ordination and even simple things like crawling are incredibly difficult for him.”

The family, of Cherry Tree Crescent, Wickersley, hope to raise enough money for Oliver to have selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) treatment.

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