A MYSTERY millionaire is paying for surgery so a four-year-old girl can walk for the first time.
The donation is a dream come true for Emily Anderson, who has cerebral palsy and needs a wheelchair to get about.
Emily’s family got a phone call with the offer within 24 hours of launching a £75,000 appeal to fund the selective dorsal rhizotomy.
The donor will also pay for a family trip to Disneyland after the op.
Emily’s mum, Paula Ratcliffe, 34, said: “It’s the first time in my life I’ve ever been speechless and I was so emotional.
“It was all out of the blue and I didn’t expect it at all.
“There’s no way I can show how thankful we are to this person.”
Mum-of-four Paula and partner John Anderson, 36, from Doncaster, say the op is not readily available on the NHS.
But Paula added: “This surgery is massive. It’s going to change her life.
“Emily is such a caring, loving and polite girl and this amazing opportunity will help her achieve her goal of being able to walk.”
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