A mother has shared a video of the emotional moment her 15-year-old son stood unaided for the first time since leukaemia attacked his spinal cord - after doctors told him he would never walk again.
Emma Davidson, 40, from Midlothian, Scotland, said son Aidan Hogg was a 'healthy and happy teenage boy' until his shock diagnosis during the pandemic in March this year.
The mother-of-six, who works as a florist, said her world came crashing down as Aidan, who initially thought he had a sore back, questioned whether he would die.
However, he has refused to accept that he might never walk again.
She shared the footage of Aidan standing up in an emotional post on Facebook, writing: 'I wanted to share this with you all. I feel we have all shared so much with each other during lockdown I wanted something to make you all smile.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Aidan Hogg, 15, from Midlothian, stands unaided for the first time since beginning his battle against leukaemia in March of this year
Aidan can be seen smiling at the camera in the emotional moment he stands unaided for the first time, recorded by his mother Emma Davidson, 40
'My son Aidan (in the video) is 15. On the March 4 this year he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
'The leukaemia attacked his spinal cord and we were told he may never walk again.
'This is him today during physio. He's a warrior and he gives me hope that when you set a goal anything is possible.'
Instantly the post was flooded with support, reaching 17,000 likes and gaining more than 2,000 comments.
Emma said her son's diagnosis was a shock - and came after he complained of a sore back - which she thought was down to his new mattress.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She said: 'Aidan was a healthy, happy teenage boy. He played in his school rugby team and also loved going out with his friends.
'The last week in February he began complaining of a sore back and we thought it was because we had bought him a new mattress.
Aidan, pictured with his sister Nicole, is determined to walk again. He was diagnosed with leukaemia in March, after complaining of a sore back
Emma pictured with Aidan on her 40th birthday before the shock diagnosis
'It was like this for a few days but other than the sore back he was his normal happy self, there was nothing to suggest we should be worried.
'He was seen at our local GP office on Monday March 1. The GP thought he had a kidney infection and did tests.'
But by Thursday, Aidan's legs felt like constant pins and needles so Emma's husband Craig, 43, took him to the hospital in Edinburgh.
She thought he had fatigue due to lack of sleep as he had been finding it hard to get comfortable at night time.
So Emma was shocked when her husband called at 9am to deliver the devastating news that professionals thought Aidan had leukaemia.
'My heart just sank and I couldn't stop crying,' explained mum Emma.
'I called Aidan's dad Mark to ask him to meet us there and my parents gave me a lift in. They told us they were taking him for an MRI scan.
'By lunchtime, we were all sitting in a room with the oncology consultant who told us that Aidan had AML - acute myeloid leukaemia.
'I don't think I've ever felt more sad my whole life than when I heard that news. The consultant explained that Aidan would require four rounds of chemotherapy that takes six months.
'He also said that during the MRI they discovered a mass of the congealed cancerous blood on Aidan's spine. This is what had caused the back pain and the loss of feeling in his legs.
'By this point Aidan