Can you help brave little Leo?

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A brave Mansfield toddler who suffers from severe disabilities has captured the hearts of everyone he meets.

Lee Moncaster aged two has hydrocephalus - fluid on the brain - and cerebral palsy.

Now his gran is hoping to raise £10,000 for much needed home improvements which will transform his life.

Leo Moncaster was born at 29 weeks weighing 2lb 14oz.

He was born with Hydracophalus and had a vp shunt put in at just six days old to drain fluid from his brain.

Leo was also born with severe epilepsy and a visual impairment he can only see light or dark.

He has also recently been diagnosed with cerebral palsy which affects all his limbs.

Gran Sarah Kennedy 44 told how the little lad has captured the hearts of everyone he meets.

She said: “We were told that Leo would never sit up or walk but he is progressing amazingly.

“He sits up on his own and babbles away like there is no tomorrow.

“He is such a happy little boy - he is absolutely beautiful and very challenging.”

She added: “Due to unforeseen circumstances Leo had to move in with me and my partner and he has come on in leaps and bounds over the last year.

“We need to raise funds to help Leo by building him a bedroom and a wet room on the ground floor, we also need ramps for the front and back door, we would also like for a ground floor to be open plan to use a walker for Leo so he can make the most of the space and continue to surprise us with his progression.”

Sarah is Leo’s main carer and had to give up full time work to look after him with her partner Cooky who goes to work.

A charity fun weekend will be held at the Reindeer Inn, Southwell Road West, Mansfield, on Saturday and Sunday,May 26-27 . Activities include facepainting, football, music and more. To donate to Leo visit