Published Wednesday, 04 September 2013
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When Billy Douglas was 10 months old, his parents were given the devastating news that he had suffered lack of oxygen to his brain which left him brain damaged - and with limited mobility.
Mum Savien told UTV: "The future was very bleak for us at that time, we were told basically that he might never walk, talk, crawl, that kind of thing."
But Billy's parents refused to accept that he wouldn't have a normal life.
After carrying out their own research, they discovered an operation that could improve his ability to walk, however, it came at a price - £50,000.
"We were hit with the dilemma of leave our child in a wheelchair or raise the £50,000. So we started the appeal and raised the money.
"Within about nine or ten months we had raised the money and Billy went for his operation in the July," Savien explained.
Not put off by this, the family began to fundraise for the then toddler's operation helped along by the Comber community.
Billy's new school, Alexander Dickson Primary School in Ballygowan - where Billy's brother Robert was already a pupil - also got involved in collecting cash.
Gillian McChesney, from the school, said: "Being a small school I think that is one of the advantages - that you know all the children, you know the families, you know the community and we are very much as a school, part of the community, we are very closely involved with them and they have been involved in supporting Billy throughout this whole process."
It's a year since Billy underwent his operation, he'll now have to undergo another two years of intensive physiotherapy.
But, in the meantime, he's loving school life and playing with his new friends.
His proud mum continued: "He gets up at seven in the morning and he helps get himself dressed and washed and things.
"He is usually the first one in through the gates, he can't wait to come to school.
"Last night, funny enough, he said to me: 'Mummy, everyone can talk in my class and everybody can walk,' and he said, 'Everybody runs around in the playground and I am going to practice really hard in physio and I am going to run as fast as them one day.'
"And that just meant everything to me."
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