A TODDLER who took her first steps last year thanks to staff at The Legacy Rainbow house, will be taking part in the centre’s annual charity walk.
Amelia Nolan, from Ormskirk, amazed her parents Rachel and Mark by starting to walk last year, after doctors said they didn’t think it might ever be possible.
Now the three-year-old is determined to go one step further and walk the last quarter mile at The Legacy Rainbow House Charity Ramble.
Rachel said: “We’re so proud of how far Amelia has come and we owe a lot to the care and dedication of the staff at Legacy Rainbow House.
“They have given Amelia the care and support she needs through Conductive Education which has given her the confidence through repetitive therapy to take her first steps.”
Amelia was left with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy after she was born at 26 weeks old weighing just 2lb 8oz.
Her condition affects her lower limbs so she is unable to walk unaided and loses her balance very easily.
Rachel said: “Amelia brings so much joy and laughter to our lives and although we would love to take Amelia's disability away so she can run free like any other child her age, it makes us love her all the more.
“Through all the problems she has faced in her young life Amelia still has the cheekiest smile and she is so determined to achieve anything she tries.
“Amelia never lets her disability bother her and she can make even the coldest of hearts warm to her with her infectious smile.”
Amelia will take up the challenge and walk a few more steps at The Rainbow Ramble supported by her family and friends.
If you would like to join Amelia and all the other walkers you can enter The Rainbow Ramble by visiting the website www.thelegacy-rainbow
house.com or contact Sonia Harris at The Legacy Rainbow House.
The cost to enter the walk is £15 for adults and £5 for under-18's. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children in pushchairs/wheelchairs are free to enter.