Four-year-old ‘superhero’ learns to walk again after hand, foot and mouth disease complications left him paralysed from waist down

rooz Four-year-old ‘superhero’ learns to walk again after hand, foot and mouth disease complications left him paralysed from waist down image

Four-year-old ‘superhero’ learns to walk again after hand, foot and mouth disease complications left him paralysed from waist down Jasper Thornton-Jones rode his tricycle through the Good Morning Britain studio despite the initial diagnosis Share Comments By Kyle O’Sullivan 10:47, 17 APR 2017 Updated 14:16, 17 APR 2017 TV BGT ‘Doga’ expert admits judges’ appearance on st Missing People Choir dad admits Britain’s Got Tal 0:58 Things will get “quite dark” for Vanessa as she b 0:32 Great-grandad becomes oldest person to ride a rol 0:26 GMB: Ricky Wilson reveals he left The Voice becau 0:37 GMB: Young viewers delighted at appearance of Pep 0:44 WWII veteran Patricia Davies opens up about becom 0:28 Victoria Beckham joins James Corden on Carpool Ka 0:43 GMB: David Davis claims Theresa May takes securit 0:33 The first Doctor Who returns… 0:53 Lee Mack takes a dig at Dermot O’Leary on The Nig 1:03 Kate Upton becomes Britney Spears for Lip Sync Ba 0:15 BBC’S MY FAMILY SEEMS A LONG TIME AGO NOW 0:38 Doctor Who Episode 2 preview clip – Smile 0:37 Loose Women reveal their ‘Most Shocking Moments’ 0:40 Jeremy Kyle viewers furious as host announces hig 0:28 Video will play in Boy, 4, walks again after being paralysed by foot and mouth Share Comments Get celebs A four-year-old “superhero” has learnt to walk again after hand, foot and mouth disease complications left him paralysed from the waist down.
Jasper Thornton-Jones defied his diagnosis to make a miraculous recovery and can now climb onto chairs, play sports and ride his tricycle.
The youngster was a healthy toddler before contracting the disease in November 2014 at a Halloween party, which led to a spinal blood clot that left him without the use of his legs.
He spent 14 months in America at the Christopher Reeve Foundation, but moved back to the UK after a sister centre opened up near his home in Reigate, Surrey.
Read More Missing People Choir dad admits Britain’s Got Talent is his ‘ultimate chance’ to speak about his lost son Jasper contracted hand, foot and mouth disease in 2014 (Photo: ITV) Kate was told that her son would never walk again (Photo: ITV) Mum Kate revealed her son had “normal symptoms” and was checked out of hospital with fluids, but things drastically changed two months later when his heart started beating twice as fast.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, she said: “We were fine until Christmas time. He seemed unwell but nothing major, nothing incredibly so.
“Then he just seemed really unwell. We took him to the GP and she told us his heart was beating twice the normal rate and to go to hospital immeadiately.”
Read More Good Morning Britain viewers fall in love with Puffy the paralysed dog in her crowd-funded wheelchair Jasper had to learn how to walk again in America (Photo: ITV) He wore his superhero cape (Photo: ITV) Little Jasper went into a coma for a week and his devastated parents were informed he had paraplegia.
Kate said: “Apparently with life support this can happen. When Jasper came around we noticed his legs weren’t moving.
“We went to Great Ormond Street and were told he’d never walk again.”
Jasper was able to lift his legs up onto the Good Morning Britain sofa (Photo: ITV) Thankfully against all the odds he made a full recovery, after flying out to Kentucky in May 2015 to receive special treatment.
Jasper underwent five hours of physical therapy a week as he retrained to walk using a treadmill.
The happy youngster, wearing his superhero cape, smiled as he rode his trike around the Good Morning Britain studio.
Celebs Newsletter Follow @MirrorTV Subscribe to our Celebs Great Ormond Street Hospital Good Morning Britain ITV