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Help make Archie’s future a bright one.
Saturday 7th February 2015 @ 09:55 by Anna Fletcher
Ashton News



Four-year-old Archie Howarth from Ashton is waiting to find out if he can have an operation in America that will help him to walk.

Archie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when just two-years-old and is unable to walk without a frame. It also means he can struggle to speak.

The operation, known as a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, is available in this country, however the guidelines are so strict that Archie has been refused the procedure.

His parents, Sarah and Conrad, have therfore applied to find out if the operation can be carried out in America.

The family are hoping to raise enough so Archie can undergo the operation in America or to help pay for the therapy available here.

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See more on this story in this week’s Tameside Reporter (5th Feb) out now.