THANKS to the donations of generous Advertiser readers and Croydon businesses, little George Tappenden is just £2,000 away from getting a special wheelchair.
George Tappenden was diagnosed with a muscle wasting genetic disease when he was 14 months old.
SMA type 2 will make George's muscles extremely weak. His leg muscles have already been severely affected, meaning he will never be able to walk.
George is now 17 months old and already has trouble sitting unaided and crawling.
The Advertiser is campaigning to raise £21,000 so George's parents can buy him a Snap Dragon wheelchair.
The chair will not only enable him to get around more easily but also help him stand up, sit on the floor, and play with his elder sister Evie.
George's mother Lucy Frost said: "We are so close to getting George's chair and it's fantastic. A prototype chair was brought round for George to sit in and he loved it.
"We are all so excited to see him getting around, and so thankful to everyone who has helped and donated.
"But we still have a little way to go, so if anyone could donate even just a little bit we would be so grateful."
Visit www.just-giving.com/george-tappenden to donate to the appeal.