Every child’s first day of school is pretty special to experience but this little girl’s first day of school may just top of all the others! In the video that is melting hearts across the world, 4 year old Millie Bea Hughes from Carnforth in Lancashire who has cerebral palsy, takes her very first unaided steps as she makes her way to school for the first time.
Accompanied with her mom, Natalie, and twin brother, Evan, Millie tries her best to take as many steps as she can however challenging it proves to be to her all the while as her twin brother lovingly encourages her.
“Millie was so determined and wanted to do it. It makes me cry every time I watch that video. Evan was encouraging her, you can see his little feet in the clip and hear him ask, ‘Shall I get your sticks or a toy?’ It’s really sweet.” Natalie said.
The little girl who was born with cerebral palsy has had to undergo several expensive treatments and lots of physical therapy to help her with her condition. Through it all, she had one constant supporter in her corner, Evan.
Their mom said, “It makes me really, really proud. She’s come so far with all her physio and Evan always wants to help her. It’s just nice to see him be there for her and wants her to walk as much as she does. They love each other very much and he’ll ask, ‘Are you ok, Millie?’ and try and help her. When we go to the park he makes sure she has a good time and pushes her on the swing which is lovely to see.”
“Yesterday was her first time walking in public unaided, something made possible by an intensive strength and conditioning course at specialist therapy center Walk This Way in Perth. She’s struggled with confidence so I’m hoping our next visit there will really help. She’s now able to do things she couldn’t do before the operation and is smashing it – I’m so proud of her.” Natalie added.