by Savitha C Muppala on  November 27, 2013 at 4:19 PM Child Health News
 Lottery Winners Pay for Girl’s Life-changing Surgery
Four-year-old Skye can now walk after undergoing a life- altering spinal surgery, which she could undergo due to the generous £28,000 paid by Britain's biggest lottery winners.

Born with diplegic cerebral palsy, Skye Swinton, spent her life on a wheelchair. Now, after the surgery she is able to walk slowly with the help of walking sticks.

This surgery on Skye was possible due to the generous donation from Euromillions jackpot winners Chris and Colin Weir.

The Weirs decided to offer the money after they read about the girl and her mum's plea for help. The NHS refused funding for the surgery.

"The operation was a success and so far she making good progress. Now she is walking properly with the help of a tripod and she is getting stronger all the time. We hope within a couple of months she will be able to walk unaided. Certainly in the long term the operation will have a big impact on improving her quality of life", Skye's mum said.

Source: Medindia

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