The Step Up for Dylan campaign received a £1,000 boost on Tuesday courtesy of Clerkhill School.
The money was raised through collections at the school’s Christmas concerts.
Two-year-old Dylan Parsons was diagnosed with spastic diplegia last year and is set to travel to America to undergo corrective surgery on his spine in April.
The condition, the most common form of cerebral palsy, has left Dylan unable to walk normally because the muscles in his hips and legs are unusually tight.
To ensure the operation can go ahead, the Parsons family need to raise £50,000 and so far, they have managed just over half of that.
They still need to raise another £20,000 by the beginning of March.
Dylan’s mum Jenna accepted the cheque and said: “This donation is greatly appreciated and I can’t thank them enough for helping to change Dylan’s life.
“We have managed to raise £30,000 over ten weeks which has taken a lot of hard work!”
Dylan’s siblings currently attend Clerkhill School and it is hoped he will follow in their footsteps following his operation.
Head teacher of the school, Janet Adie, told pupils and Jenna that this was part one of their donation, and that part two would come after their fundraising Denim for Dylan day.
To follow the campaign’s progress or to donate visit www.facebook.com/stepupforDylan.