Doctors said he would never walk again, but defying the odds seven-year-old Jay Johnson from Mayfield now enjoys monthly football sessions.
The Lawfield Primary School pupil’s parents were told that their son, who has cerebral palsy, would spend his life in a wheelchair. But following a “miracle” operation in America in 2011 to treat spasticity in his legs, Jay has defied those predictions.
As well as taking him to monthly football sessions Jay’s parents also hope to take him to a specialist rehabilitation centre in Slovakia.
His mum Sandra revealed how much Jay enjoys his regular kick around. “He’s doing brilliant, really well just now,” she said.
“He goes once a month to play football at a cerebral palsy football club in Grangemouth.
“He loves it, he kicks the ball with his crutches. And he’s started walking about the house on his crutches too.”
Read more in the January 16 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.