Children in Need: 'You mourn the child you would have wanted'

Two-year-old Thomas suffered brain damage which has left him with life-limiting disabilities.

But thanks to Nottingham-based charity Footprints, he gets therapy to help him improve his mobility and communication skills.

His mother Helene, from Cotgrave in Nottinghamshire, said they had to work out "how to get him stimulated and interested in things".

She said: "You mourn the child that you would have wanted but you kind of have to get on with it."

The family got help and support from Footprints, which is supported by Children in Need, through its conductive education.