A mum is staging a family funday today to pay back a hospital that changed her daughter’s life.

Little Latisha McMillan, pictured, was born with a rare condition called unicoronal synostosis, which means the skull bones had fused together before birth.

She had no soft spots in her skull and faced a life of facial deformity, pressure on her brain and possible learning difficulties.

Thankfully her condition was spotted, and earlier this year she had an operation at the craniofacial department at the John Radcliffe Hospital, in Oxford, to remove bone from her skull and reshape her forehead.

Today mum Louisa McMillan, 28, husband Dave, 48, pictured, inset, with Latisha and children, Courtney, 11, twins Craig and Quinn, 10, and Phenix, five, will hold a carboot sale and fete. Latisha, 22 months, will also be there.

Mrs McMillan, of Hemingway Drive, Bicester, said Latisha, who had the operation in March, was doing really well and doctors were happy with her progress.

She said: “Latisha is running around like any normal toddler, she’s doing absolutely brilliantly..

“It was a really scary thing to go through, but it was worth it.

“We gave doctors a thank-you card but that wasn’t enough, so we organised this event.

The event, in a field on the B4011 near Blackthorn, runs from noon until 6pm, and live music, fair rides, a tombola and a raffle are planned. There will also be free pitches for carbooters.

Money raised will be donated to the craniofacial department.