A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy is all set for life-changing surgery in the USA next month, thanks to generous fundraisers. 

Kyle Worland was diagnosed with hypertonia, a form of cerebral palsy where the muscles tighten, when he was just 18-months-old.

Mum Tasha, 35, has been tirelessly fundraising £45,000 to pay for surgery that could give Kyle the chance to walk. 

A generous donation of £1,000 has now ensured that the family, who live in East Street, Rochford, will be able to get Kyle the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery – a major operation on his spinal cord – at the St Louis Children’s Hospital in the States next month.

The five-hour procedure involves cutting some of the sensory nerves that come from the muscles and enter the spinal cord.

Mrs Worland said: “We’re extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes for this generous donation.

“The surgery alone costs £45,000 and aftercare physio and hydrotherapy will cost £75 per session.

“It’s a lot of money, so to receive a cheque like this is a huge help.”

The donation comes as part of Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme. 

Each month the leading housebuilder donates £2,000 to charities and good causes in Essex.

Kyle has previously had physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, music therapy and speech therapy to help him.

Kim Oates, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Essex, said: “We’re delighted to be able to hand over this money to help Kyle. 

“We wish him all the very best with his surgery and look forward to hearing an update.

“Community Champions is an excellent initiative which gives us the opportunity to help people in the communities in which we are working.”

Persimmon Homes Essex has a new development opening this weekend in Hockley, which will be known as Folly Grove.

The family have been holding events to fundraise within the community.