Gresham youngster completes sponsored walk

A toddler who has been battling a rare illness has completed another challenge taking part in a sponsored walk around Sheringham.

Angelina Mills from Gresham, who is two, suffers from a rare condition called sturge-weber syndrome which left her with a port wine stain on her face, epilepsy, bodily weakness and learning delay.

In a bid to stop seizures caused by the epilepsy she had an operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital last June, which involved disconnecting the outer layer of the affected right half of her brain.

On Friday she joined with family and a host of friends and supporters to take part in a sponsored two-mile walk, with Angelina walking the two miles independently, raising money for Sturge-Weber UK.

Her mum Lisa Massingham, said: 'It has been just unbelievable, she was just so happy doing it. She walked just under a mile without stopping and then sat down had a drink then got up again and carried on.

'We are just so proud of her, to think this time last year I was packing suitcases knowing she was going to have the operation. Just every day she inspires me.'

In total the walk took two hours and so far more than �1,300 has been raised with Ms Massingham saying once all the money is in they believe they will hit their target of �2,000.

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