A SPECIAL welcome home party will be held for a miracle boy who is fighting back after having half his brain removed.

Nine-year-old Logan Curtis was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease, Rasmussen’s Encephalitis, in 2013, in which brain cells in one part of his brain became swollen.

He became seriously ill suffering up to 15 seizures a day.

He underwent a major operation - a hemispherectomy - an operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London which half of his brain was removed.

Three surgeons worked for 14 hours in the procedure.

The operation is extremely rare but is the only cure for Rasmussen’s Encephalitis.

Despite the seriousness of the operation. Logan came round just 48 hours after surgery and was out of hospital within a week.

He then spent nine weeks at an epilepsy rehabilitation centre in Lingfield, Surrey, where he underwent a number of treatments including physiotherapy. osteotherapy and schooling. to help aid his recovery.

His mother, Tammy, and other family members took it in turns to stay with Logan throughout his residential stay.

His aunt Nikita Downes said the illness and subsequent operation had been life-changing for Logan but they were just taking one day at a time.

She said: “He can’t move properly and has limited mobility in his left hand side of his body.

“He just takes one day at a time and we don’t know the long term effects.”

She added: “He loves firemen, the police and all animals. He does want to be a policeman but unfortunately he won’t be able to do things like that.

“His condition is just so rare we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future.”

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Miracle recovery: Logan on the day he was able to leave rehab with his support worker James, and manager, Ola. 

Nikita, 29, is helping to organise a big welcome home party for the brave youngster.

Among the guests will be siblings Romany-Blu, two, Mason-Lee, ten, Nicole, 16, Whitney, 19, and Curtis, 23.

She said: “We’re going to throw a big party with a BBQ bouncy castle and face-painting.

“We’re even trying to get hold of a petting zoo - it’ll be a fun day.

“We’re hoping the firemen will come with the search and rescue dogs along too, the police too.

“It’s a big thing for this little boy. He really has done so well with the operation so it’s all what he wants.”

Nikita said everyone who knew Logan was welcome to join them to celebrate his homecoming.

She said: “He knows quite a lot of people and he’s excited and he’s much looking forward to it.”

The party is at the Brace of Pistols, Bocking’s Elm, Clacton, on August, 20. Anybody who would like to help organise the event can contact Nikita on 07513819298.