Trip to the fire station for brave Oakley after operation

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LITTLE Oakley Smith had the time of his life when he was given a tour round a fire station as a treat for his bravery.

The four-year-old, of Scratchface Lane, has cerebral palsy and undergone a gruelling operation and intense physiotherapy to help him walk.

He has made progress since the £50,000 operation last year and has even taken independent steps.

On Saturday fireman Mark Norton, a family friend, invited Oakley, his twin brother Mykey, and mum Angie Mahon to Cosham firestation.

Angie said: ‘Oakley and Mykey absolutely loved it.

‘Mark is a friend of the family and knows Oakley really well and knows he is obsessed with fire engines.

‘The boys were given a tour of the station, they sat in the truck, and Oakley even had a go on the water hose. He absolutely loved it.’

Angie and Oakley’s dad Terry Smith have to meet the ongoing cost of physiotherapy and training.

And they are fundraising for a Total Gym so Oakley can work on his exercises at home.

Angie added: ‘We are desperate for a Total Gym for him by strengthening his legs. They cost between £400 and £500.’

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