The mother of an Aberdeen boy who was told he would die within days of being born is preparing to abseil off the Falkirk Wheel to raise cash for a charity that has helped improve his life.
Baxter Dick was born five years ago and was diagnosed with spina bifida/hydrocephalus – a condition which means he is unable to move his body below his ribcage and requires a wheelchair and standing frame to get around.
His doctors told his mum Ailsa Dick that he wouldn’t survive more than a few days, but the courageous youngster is now a pupil at Dyce Primary School.
Throughout the last five years the charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland has helped Ailsa by offering a range of support, from clinical assistance to organising days out.
Last year Mrs Dick helped raise £650 for the charity by ziplining across the River Clyde, but now she wants to beat her record and raise even more cash for the cause by abseiling off the Falkirk Wheel.