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Walsall community raises cash for girl's life-changing surgery

9 April 2014 Last updated at 16:12 BST

A community in Walsall is planning a summer of events to help raise money for a young girl's life-changing surgery.

Five-year-old Amber Porterfield, from Pelsall, has cerebral palsy and needs an operation, known as selective dorsal rhizotomy, to help her to walk.

The NHS funds only a few of the procedures each year and Amber's family are trying to raise £60,000 to travel to the US for the surgery.

Her parents, Susannah Kemp and Mark Porterfield, said they have been overwhelmed by their community's generosity.