IRVINE lad Jackson Waddell walked a full mile with his frame, to help raise money for a life-changing operation.

Jackson’s family are fundraising to take the six-year-old to America for potentially life changing surgery that could help him walk unaided.

On Saturday Jackson and his family took part in the Family Mile, part of the bank of Scotland great Scottish runs super Saturday.

Mum Jacqueline Waddell said: “He loved every minute of it with the streets lined with supporters cheering him on.

“He walked the full mile using his frame and he as absolutely great. Nothing phases him.

“So far we have raised £46,700 so we are well over the halfway mark, but we still have some way to go.

“Jackson is booked in for surgery in America in April. “The surgery was pioneered by Dr Park, which is who will be performing Jackson’s surgery. It’s a lot of money but it will give him the chance to walk unaided and we just want that for him. And it covers the cost of the surgery, the pre-surgery treatment, a second operation and all the physio he will need.”

"We also had Craig’s cousin Nicola Johnstone running her 1st half marathon on Sunday to raise money for Jackson, she done amazing completing the course.

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