VIDEO: He’s home! Little Blake Barley from Dereham takes his first steps

Toftwood lad Blake Barley has taken his first steps completely unaided after the success of his life-changing surgery in America.

Within hours of the operation, made possible by YOU, our readers, he had a greater range of movement in his feet, and he was up and out of bed just a few days later.

After weeks of intensive physiotherapy, the three-year-old is coming on in leaps and bounds - much to the delight of his parents Luke and Debbie.

Watch Blake's amazing journey in these videos and see this week's Dereham Times and Fakenham and Wells Times for the full story.

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