A brave little girl left paralysed by a terrifying virus is fighting to walk again – just three years after doctors gave her a 10 percent chance of survival.
Felicity Watkins, five, was diagnosed with a rare condition known as Guillain-Barré syndrome after falling critically ill before Christmas in 2015.
She was left paralysed and her devastated parents were told she had little hope of surviving.
But just three years later she has defied predictions – and her family are hoping to raising £15,000 to get Felicity walking again.
Felicity managed a few steps in January last year and is able to talk and smile – despite doctors fears she’d only be able to communicate using her eyes.
Her mother, Frances Watkins, 28, of Newport, Gwent, said: ‘We were told that she might be able to communicate using her eyes but not to hold out for anything else.