A schoolgirl who is set to become the first Scots child to receive a life-changing operation to reverse the effects of cerebral palsy has been given a date for surgery.
Brooke Ramsay, from Carnoustie, in Angus, developed the condition after being born three months prematurely and cannot stand unaided.
Her only chance of being able to walk without help is by undergoing selective dorsal rhizotomy.
The eight-year-old had been told the operation can be performed on July 10 at Bristol’s Frenchay Hospital due to a cancellation.
It means she will become the first Scots child to have the operation in the UK after the NHS approved her bid for funding following a campaign launched last summer.
Several other families in the area have travelled to America for the treatment as it was previously not available in the UK.
The surgery costs £24,000, and the three years after care costs around £35,000.
Brooke's parents Laura and Stewart had worked tirelessly to raise the cash for her.
The pair had been fundraising for a target of around £60,000 but they had also been campaigning for funding from NHS Tayside.
Initially their campaigns were turned down by the health board but it has now been decided that the operation will be funded.
Her parents said they were "delighted" that the date has been set. The funds raised are set to benefit other families who have been through similar experiences.
- Scots child to receive life changing surgery for cerebral palsy
- Parents need to raise £24,000 for life-changing surgery for daughter
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