The mum of twins who overcame a series of health challenges to better their lives has hailed their “incredible” progress.
Seven-year-olds Ayley and Chloe Hirsch have cerebral palsy and were unable to stand or walk in their early years.
However, since 2012, they have undergone a series of different surgeries some in America to allow them to be able to run and play with their friends, and live a relatively normal life.
Their family had to raise £80,000 to fund the treatment.
But, through the power of social media and stories in The Courier, they eventually raised a massive £175,000.
This week marked four years since they underwent their surgery in the States and mum Averil, 39, is delighted her girls are managing to lead a better life.
She said:“Ayley is smashing through all her targets, running about and playing for her local football team, Carnoustie Panmure. She is loving life.
“Chloe had to have another operation on her heel chords and hamstrings in America, in 2014, but she is gradually moving from the walking frame to the walking sticks, which is brilliant.”