Nine-year-old gets her wish: to walk

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Nine-year-old gets her wish: to walk

A nine-year-old girl who suffers from cerebral palsy has had her life-long wish to walk granted thanks to pioneering surgery. 

Scarlett Hewitt from New Addington in Croydon travelled to St.Louis Children's Hospital in America for the operation after raising over £84,000. 

Her parents, Lisa and John Hewitt, say they are overwhelmed by the response to the online fundraising page. 

London Live's Reya El-Salahi has been to visit the family at their home. You can find out more about Scarlett's story by visiting

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