Girl with cerebral palsy thanks Sunday Mirror as she enjoys first surf lesson

Girl with cerebral palsy thanks Sunday Mirror as she enjoys first surf lesson

Cerebral palsy sufferer Rebecca Carey has enjoyed her first surfing lesson and praised kind Sunday Mirror readers for changing her life.

It was a sight her parents never thought they’d see – as the 10-year-old and her twin sister Lottie giggled with delight riding the waves during a holiday off Devon.

And the youngster, who was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, showed her appreciation by saying: “Thank you. It was the best day ever.”

Her proud mum Pam, 49, said: “After everything we have been through, to see Rebecca taking part is just incredible.

“It’s something we never dreamed could happen. We couldn’t be happier. We’ll never be able to thank everyone who helped enough.”

Three years ago, we told how Rebecca yearned to walk just like twin Lottie .

But she was denied surgery on the NHS that could help her get out of her wheelchair.

So the sisters wrote to then PM David Cameron to ask why she could not be treated for her stage-four cerebral palsy.

But the NHS couldn’t help, so her mum and dad Tim, 51, began raising funds themselves for surgery in the US.


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