The final fundraising push is on to help a disabled Coventry boy achieve his dream of walking unaided.
Little Tristan Dawe, of Finham, is now £8,000 shy of his £30,000 target.
The money will fund a life-changing operation in America f or the cerebral palsy sufferer who, as the Telegraph has previously reported, was let down when a free NHS op to loosen his stiffened legs was axed in February due to cancelled funding.
The four-year-old’s parents, Kate and Sam, have joined forces with the Tree of Hope charity which supports families of sick and disabled children in the UK who need specialist surgery, treatment and equipment.
They have also taken to social media to promote their plight.
Kate said: “The response has been simply amazing with donations from far and wide, meaning we’re already three quarters of the way there and can now plan for Tristan’s future.”