William on the road to recovery after life-changing surgery

Remember little William: the young boy who needed surgery on his leg so he could walk and play like a normal kid?

The Gold Coast helped raise more than $185,000 so the three-year-old and his mum, Amiee Dickinson, could travel to the US for the life-changing surgery.

The operation was successfully completed last week, but William still has a long recovery ahead, before he’ll be up and running.


Amiee has been keeping the family’s supporters up-to-date via their Facebook page: A Way for William.

Today is “Post Op Day #6” and Amiee explains they “had another sleepless night” as William’s leg is “super itchy”.

He “had me awake all night rubbing it…. little prince” she joked on the Facebook page.

But, on the up-side, they were able to have a look at his repaired leg.

“They changed his Robert Jones cast today as his leg had slipped out… (and) we got a peek at his straight leg,” Amiee wrote alongside a bunch of heart-eyed emojis.

William required his leg to be straightened by specialist after being born with a rare genetic disorder called Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia.

His right leg snapped when he was learning to roll over as a baby and despite a number of surgeries in Australia, never properly healed.

The family discovered Dr Paley in Florida, who has had 100% success rate with CPT surgeries, and he has performed this life-changing operation on little William.

Amiee, along with William, his younger sister Paige, and their Nan will need to stay in Florida in the short-term while William begins rehabilitation.

If you wish to donate to assist with William’s on-going recovery treatment, head to the Way for William website.