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.’
To help go to justgiving.com/AngelaMahon.