Haverhill Nostalgia - Toddler living with cerebral palsy receives life-changing treatment in America
In today's nostalgia we go back to 2012 when toddler Aiden Thomas had a more active future ahead after he returned from the US following a successful operation.
Aiden, pictured by then Haverhill Echo photographer Helen Whitcombe, was born on New Year’s Day 2010 with spastic cerebral palsy affecting movement in his legs and right arm.
In May he travelled from his home in Haverhill to the USA for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery to remove the damaged nerves after a mammoth fund-raising effort by mum Vicky Thompson, 33, and dad Gareth, 27, to enable the £40,000 operation.
Following the operation on May 15 and several weeks of assessment, the family returned home.