Disabled girl, 3, told she’d never walk hailed an ‘inspiration’ by PM after completing mile to raise money for NHS


A DISABLED girl who medics said would never walk has been hailed an inspiration by Boris Johnson — after completing a mile to raise money for the NHS.

Daisy Briggs, who suffers from a string of conditions including spina bifida, even took her first steps unaided during the feat which took nine weeks to complete.

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Parents Sean and Rea had been inspired by fundraising hero Capt Sir Tom Moore and decided to try to collect £100 for the NHS.

They took Daisy, three, to a park each day and posted pictures of her walking with her frame while wearing the colours of the rainbow to say thank you to health workers.

They were delighted when their fund soared past their initial target and then topped £20,000.

And they were stunned when the Prime Minister then recognised Daisy’s achievement.

She has received the PM’s daily Points Of Light award — making her the youngest recipient.

Mr Johnson said in a letter to the youngster: “You are an inspiration!

“Millions have marvelled at the wonderful Capt Tom bounding around his garden at the age of 100.

“But today our country takes a moment to marvel at you!”

Rea, 34, of Sutton, South London, said: “It is amazing, it has blown our minds. The Prime Minister’s words are so lovely.”

Rea and housing association co-ordinator Sean, 38, say Daisy loves a walk every day.

Rea added: “We started a fund to raise money based around her daily walks wearing a colour of the rainbow.”

Daisy walked between 25 and 30 yards a day for 64 days to complete a mile.

The Points Of Light award recognises outstanding volunteers who make a change in their community and who inspire others.

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