A mother from Blackwood is campaigning for the approval of a specialist surgery to help the mobility of children with cerebral palsy.
Two year old Awstin was born with cerebral palsy. His balance and mobility is affected.
His mother, Clare Williams, wants a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery (SDR) to help with his mobility. If successful, it can reduce muscle stiffness and improve a child’s mobility.
However, it is not available on the Welsh NHS.
A number of hospitals in England perform the operation but the Welsh NHS is yet to follow suit after a proposal was rejected.
Clare is fundraising to have to operation carried out in Bristol.
The Welsh NHS has funded a small number of children to have the operation but there are no plans for a wider rollout.
The Welsh Government say they want the full results of the English study before coming to a decision.
The Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee advises on offering treatments like SDR, but say they will review the provision next year after sufficient evidence: