Adorable tot dedicated to his disabled twin sister
A toddler who has cerebral palsy and can’t walk unaided is being guided
through childhood by her doting twin brother. Millie Bea Hughes, two, has to be held up by an adult to move around or use a walking frame and her parents are raising funds for an operation to get the tot on her feet.
Despite Millie’s disability, her brother is undeterred from being by her side, whether it’s finding her shoes to go out or a teddy to cheer her up.
Mum Natalie, 34, said: “Millie is such a character and is desperate to be able to get up and play with Evan.
“When you have twins you always imagine them to have a loving relationship and run off holding hands which you see with other people’s twins – it’s really sad that they can’t do that.”
Now Natalie and dad Chris Hughes, 34, are aiming to raise £40,000 so Millie can undergo an NHS operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR).
The procedure involves cutting nerves in the lower spine that are responsible for muscle rigidity in a bid to improve mobility which would mean she may be able to walk – and run around playing with Evan.
Natalie, a detective constable with West Midlands Police, added: “They love each other very much and he’ll ask ‘are you ok Millie?’ and try and help her up.
“He fetches shoes and toys for her and always makes sure if he has a drink or biscuit she gets one too. When we go to the park he makes sure she has a good time and pushes her on the swing which is lovely to see.”
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