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FIRST SHOES, FIRST STEPS FOR MENINGITIS TOT

Oday she is a picture of health - a happy, smiling child, enjoying life to the full.But less than 18 months ago little Kaiya Jackson was clinging to life in a hospital bed, rigged up to countless wires and bravely battling a deadly brain bug.Kaiya, now two, spent her first Christmas in hospital after a severe case of bacterial meningitis ravaged her body and doctors were forced to remove all of her fingers and her right foot just to give her a chance of life again.Then last Christmas, it was reported how little Kaiya was able to enjoy a festive meal for the first time ever using specially adapted cutlery that attaches to her wrist.Now, the determined tot is making new strides after receiving her first prosthetic leg - and her first ever pair of walking shoes.

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