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Bittersweet birthday for Yateley toddler Freddie Hunt

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Bittersweet birthday for Yateley toddler Freddie Hunt

Published at 7:00am 28th May 2017. (Updated at 5:50am 30th May 2017)

It is a special day for little Freddie Hunt of Yateley, who turns 3-years-old today.

His family will spend it celebrating , with a gathering in their garden with cake and presents. 

But it is a bittersweet celebration - as his parents found out this week that he may never walk again. 

Nearly four moths ago, on February 9, Freddie had part of a brain tumour removed in the US.

The family returned home in April.

But since the surgery,  he has not been able to walk - and suffers from severe swelling.

We spoke to his mum Abby on Friday, who told us following further tests at Frimley Park Hospital this week, they have been given some upsetting news.

"Sadly, they found some fluid on his brain. It appears that they may have caused some brain damage."

'We'll never give up hope'

"It was quite an emotional day. We're upset that he may never walk again."

"The only thing to keep us going is that he might not have survived, and we're doing what we can for him."

Freddie

"They're not saying that he definitely won't walk but they're just saying there's a chance perhaps he might not.

"I never thought those words were going to be said, so to hear them is quite a hard thing to take." 

The Hunt's are now waiting for an appointment at Great Ormond Street for little Freddie to see what can be done next. 

The good news is no new tumors were found on spine, which the Hunt's have described as a "relief". 

Posting on the 'Together for Freddie' Facebook page on Friday (May 26), Abby said: "Yesterday we spent the evening with wobbly lip and chin and lumps in our throats.

"Just got to remember without surgery he would of died . So our battle continues never to give up hope and we won't."

Happy Birthday Freddie, from all of us at Eagle Radio!

Freddie

 

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