A football-mad six-year-old has walked on his own for the first time - after well-wishers raised 45,000 for life-changing surgery in America. Robin Carter from Earby in Lancashire, needed a frame because he was born with a debilitating disease, but he has now taken his first 100 steps without help. His mother Natalie said hes now desperate to have a kick about with his pals after undergoing intensive physiotherapy sessions back at home. Robin has spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that is caused by a type of brain damage at birth. He undernderwent two operations in St Louis, Missouri last month called selective dorsal rhizotomy and has amazed doctors with his progress. Ms Carter said: 'Were just taking each day as it comes at the moment. I just keep thinking that come Christmas Ill be able to buy him his little willies so he can play out in winter. She added: 'If hes looking at somebody else and were telling him to keep his feet straight then he can do it, which is just brilliant. A few days after undergoing his first operation, Robin had to go under the knife again. Years of walking on his toes had caused them to shorten, so he needed surgery to have his hamstrings and heel cords lengthened. Robin was born eight weeks prematurely and diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a neuromuscular disease, when he was two. Family and friends raised the 45,000 needed to pay for the surgery through a variety of events. MO