GRS TREADWELL. GIRL CONFINED TO WHEELCHAIR - TAKES FIRST MIRACLE STEPS THANKS TO HER DOG
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WHEN Lesley Treadwell’s daughter Olivia was born with cerebral palsy, doctors told her that she would never be able to walk.
Olivia, now 12, even went to America for operations on her legs to try and improve the condition - but she spent her whole life in a wheelchair.
But at the age of nine, something remarkable happened after Mrs Treadwell brought Olivia and her twin sister Elizabeth a golden retriever puppy called Leo.
Three months later, Olivia stood up and managed to take her first ever steps holding onto Leo’s collar for support - something that her parents never thought they would see.