A borough youngster has moved into a new home, which is being made ready for the installation of a sensory room paid for by the community.
A fundraising appeal was launched nine months ago by Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity Angels of the North to raise £17,000 to pay for a sensory room that will give Milo Browne stimulation and help to aid his development.
Milo has no head control, suffers from unco-ordinated movements and is completely unable to hold his body weight.
The fundraising target is expected to be reached before the end of this year.
Barbara Connors-Fowler, from Angels of the North, said: “I understand that finding a diagnosis would not change anything or what could be done for Milo, but having a diagnosis would help Milo’s family to get an idea of what to expect in future.”
Donations to the family’s fundraising cause can be made on www.justgiving.com/OurMilo