A TODDLER who was left unable to walk or talk because of a rare genetic disorder is already benefitting from a fundraising campaign set up for him.

Fovant mum Lucy Dunn launched a campaign in August last year to raise £40,000 to pay for specialist treatment for her son Louis Hillier.

Louis, age three, was born with a congenital disorder which means he has a global developmental delay and is unable to sit without help, crawl, walk or talk.

So far just under £17,000 has been raised.

Louis has attended some specialist therapy sessions and has been able to sit up for short periods of time.

Lucy said: “He’s been like a different child. He is progressing massively.”

She was inspired to launch the fundraising campaign after meeting another mum who had been told her child would not walk or talk. She pushed for the best care and now her child is walking unaided and talking.

The local community have been supporting the campaign by hosting coffee mornings and disco events as well as taking on other fundraising challenges.

But Lucy is calling on the community to continue their support for Louis

Lucy said: “Please continue to help me change Louis’s future.”

She thanked those who have supported the fundraising efforts.

Anyone interested in organising fundraising events or challenges or donating raffle prizes is asked to get in touch via the Love for Louis Facebook page.