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Yateley's Freddie ends intensive programme - on anniversary of brain surgery

Freddie and family

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:04am 9th February 2018. (Updated at 9:57am 9th February 2018)

A year to the day that Yateley's Freddie Hunt had surgery on a brain tumour the toddler is going home after months of treatment.

The three year old has been at The Children's Trust in Tadworth since October 11 2018, for intensive treatment after struggling to recover from surgery.

He has been battling hypothalamic obesity since the operation on February 9 last year - which has affected his overall health and mobility and even his speech.

He has not been able to walk - even struggling to stand.

Now, he will return home to Yateley with mum Abby, after four months at the NHS-run facility.

Freddie will mark his departure by ringing a bell, surrounded by staff and his family.

Mum Abby told us he is now able to stand on his feet, his speech has improved and he has lost some weight.

She says he has gained confidence and has "come out of his shell."

Posting yesterday on the Together For Freddie Facebook page, she said: "So tomorrow around lunchtime our Freddie will be ringing the bell at Children’s trust to signal he has completed his 4 months of treatment, tomorrow also marks the day of a year since his surgery and a year seizure free! Big day tomorrow , going to be emotional , our hero Freddie the brave and strong."

Abby said the programme at Tadworth Court has taught them how to cope as a family with Freddie's condition - from a practical and emotional point of view.

Freddie is now in a wheelchair and the family has a converted car. 

There is still a long way to go though - Freddie is suffering from a variety of health problems associated with the weight gain, including kidney and liver problems.

He is still not able to walk - and might have to have further surgery to drain fluid from his brain.

Freddie Hunt


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