Op will make life better for Elliott

Elliott Angell heads to Bristol next month for surgeons to assess whether he is suitable for life-changing surgery to reduce the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

The youngster, who has just started school, suffers from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy after his brain was starved of oxygen at birth.

It has left him unable to walk, but the procedure – called selective dorsal rhizotomy known as SDR – can reduce the spasticity and ease pain.

However, the surgery is not available on the NHS and could cost £75,000 for the specialist operation and subsequent rehabilitation.

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