Video thank-you from the 'Help Noah Walk' campaign

Video thank-you from the 'Help Noah Walk' campaign

Video thank-you from the 'Help Noah Walk' campaign

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The parents of Croxley Green pupil, Noah Collins, have created a video to thank all those supporters who helped raise the £80,000 needed to help him walk.

Last week the Watford Observer reported how the target required to send the Yorke Mead Primary School pupil for a specialist operation in America was not only reached, but exceeded.

The four-year-old was born with cerebral palsy and uses a walking frame to help with his movement.

The YouTube compilation shows his journey so far, from being in an incubator shortly after birth, to learning how to swim and taking part in his first sports day.

His mother, Jeanette, said: "It was something we wanted to do to say thank you because we’ve reached the target.

"The video also shows how Noah has always tried to do everything that other children do as well."

Fundraisers from across south west Hertfordshire raised more than £81,000, with even more sponsorship money and donations due to come in.

Contributions will go towards his Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) operation, which is a neurological procedure aimed at reducing tight and stiff muscle tone.

The money raised will not only pay for the SDR surgery, but also provide Noah will "the best of the best" aftercare, according to Mrs Collins.

Noah is currently on medication to relaxe his muscles and will be having the operation at St Louis Children’s Hospital, in Missouri, in the next few months.

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