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Harold Hill youngster one step closer to life-changing operation

PUBLISHED: 17:02 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:28 01 July 2015

Mayzi, four, with her mum Stacie, her brother Logan, 18 months, and her dad Paul

Mayzi, four, with her mum Stacie, her brother Logan, 18 months, and her dad Paul

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A disabled youngster is a step closer to having her life changed forever after well-wishers donated thousands of pounds to her family.

Mayzi Price, four, suffers from a form of cerebral palsy and is unable to walk. But thanks to the community, her family needs just £3,500 to fund an operation which could see her take her first steps.

Mayzi’s mum Stacie, 24, of Hitchin Close, Harold Hill, said: “We are shocked. We didn’t expect it to happen this fast.”

The family have received £46,000 so far, thanks to donations such as £500 from the Romford Lions Club and £25,000 from charity Wipe Away Those Tears, which held an event in Brentwood attended by X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon.

Guests were asked to pledge £500 each to the family.

The money raised will pay for the operation and after-care.

Stacie’s friends and family are also hosting events such as a sponsored skydive and bike ride.

She said: “It restores your faith in humanity. We have had large donations and small donations, but everything is important.

“Everyone has been lovely and we can’t thank them enough.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/stacie-eagle.

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