A TETBURY schoolboy is making his first miraculous steps just weeks after a major operation to repair a condition he has had from birth.

Suffering from cerebral palsy meant that ten-year-old Tetbury youngster, Lewis Munday was unable to walk unaided.

But thanks to a year-long fundraising campaign, which galvanised all of Tetbury, £35,000 was raised for Lewis to have an operation at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, that doctors said could allow him to walk unaided.

Five weeks on from the dorsal rhizotomy procedure, sports fanatic Lewis has amazed his family by defiantly standing and is making progress on his journey to walk unaided.

Louise Ponting, Lewis’ mum said: “I am sure that every blood sweat and tears was worth it. He is standing up on his own with no sticks in just five weeks. To do what he is doing is just fantastic.”

“His heel is striking first in a normal manner when he walks with his sticks and his legs are moving and not crossing over like they used to. It is just like starting again, he is like a baby learning to walk.”

And while Lewis is waiting to regain full use of his legs, he is making sure he keeps active by whizzing around on a rehabilitating Tomcat tricycle that was recently bought for him by The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds.