Isle of Wight youngster Gracie-May Fuller. Picture by Robin Crossley.
UPDATED SATURDAY 05:48*
GRACIE-MAY Fuller is one step closer to an operation that will help her walk, thanks to an online auction.
The Facebook auction, organised by Michaela White, will raise money for the seven-year-old cerebral palsy and ends tonight (Friday).
A host of items are up for grabs including books, art, toys, a magic show, custom princess dresses, jewellery and Bestival tickets.
It was revealed today that the family of Joe Ellis has vowed to make up the remainder of the £15,000 needed to pay for the operation — once other fundraising has been completed.
It follows support from Gracie-May’s family in the campaign to raise money for Joe, after he was diagnosed with cancer.
The operation will allow Gracie-May further mobility, after a £40,000 operation in America in 2010 first helped her to walk.
Mum Mandy Fuller said: "It is unbelievable. That they're thinking of our little girl with everything they're going through is incredible. They're an amazing family."
For more on the donation by the Joe Ellis Trust, see today’s Isle of Wight County Press, Friday, July 25.
*The auction ended last night (Friday), having raised £2233.
Michaela said on Twitter: "Thank you to everyone that made it happen."