AS SHE walks confidently with her head held high there was just one thing she wanted to say – “thank you”.

Six months after her lifechanging operation, little Megan Vernon hosted a special party to thank all those that helped make her dream of walking normally come true.

The 10-year-old and her family welcomed fundraisers and supporters of Megan’s Quest into their Bishopsoke home to show them what a difference their donations have made to their lives.

Megan’s family embarked on a mission to raise £40,000 for an operation in America to help Megan, who suffers from cerebral palsy, to walk on her heels instead of her toes.

They launched Megan’s Quest in the Daily Echo in July and by October they had smashed their target, with Megan soon on a plane to the US, ready to have the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.

The appeal raised a total of £54,960. The extra money has allowed the family to pay for after care for Megan including extra physio sessions and state-of-the-art equipment to help her recovery.

Mum Stephanie said: “I just think it’s a little miracle every time I see it.”