Girl, five, takes first steps after US operation

A GIRL aged five has taken her first steps after a pioneering operation in the USA.

Keira Power, of Horndean, Hampshire, was born with spastic quadriplegia, a form of cerebral palsy which causes increased muscle tone leading to stiffness in her limbs.

Her parents, Sally and Jason, raised 50,000 to fund an operation in the United States which helped loosen some of the stiffness.

Now just 10 weeks since the operation, Keira has taken a few steps unaided.