A BRAVE toddler with cerebral palsy has undergone his first set of groundbreaking treatment thanks to the generosity of the public.

Aiden Mitchell, 2, was informally diagnosed with the condition shortly after a complicated birth, during which he was starved of oxygen.

Parents Fleur and Keith, of Witham, have been fundraising to pay for groundbreaking neurological therapy from Napa, a company based in Los Angeles.

The therapy is a mixture of neuro-suit work, Cuevas Medek exercise and speech and language therapy. Each three week course costs nearly $9,000.

Mum Fleur said: “There is nowhere to get the same sort of intensity in the UK with the same experience that the therapists from the US have.

“It helps him progress between four and six months in each session. He has been doing really well.

“It is a long hard process and progress is slow but as long as it is heading in the right direction it is worth it.”

The couple have collected thousands of pounds for Aiden’s treatment with events like boxing matches and raffles, plus individual donations. Along the way they have secured the support of famous faces like Witham’s Olly Murs, and Aiden won a Pride of Essex award in 2015.

Mrs Mitchell said: “It is heart-warming and it restores your faith in humanity.

“The fact that people are willing to support a child that they may not ever have met is incredible. When you see the results it makes it worth it.

“Aiden may never live an independent life, but we feel at the moment his future is moving in the right direction.”

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