A mother who felt she had nobody to turn to when she discovered her child suffered from a rare condition has set up a support group.
Kacie Peatfield is one of only 3% of the population diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome.
The condition, which means the two-year-old girl's joints bend in every direction, left Kacie unable to follow her friends as they learned to walk.
In the last few weeks the Aberdeen youngster has taken her first steps after months of physiotherapy.
Her mother, Sarah Peatfield, has now set up a support group to help others affected by similar situations.
She said: "It's great because before I didn't know anyone with the same condition, but people have come forward and it's good to speak to them and make friends.
Kacie's father, Brendan Peatfield, said: "Kacie is a much brighter, happier girl now that she's walking about. It's been one of the best moments of my life seeing her happy."