Daily Mail reports that George Ward has undergone 30 operations to Crouzon syndrome – which causes the plates of a baby’s skull to lock in position too early, before the brain has had chance to grow.
It means his face developed abnormally, making it was dangerous for him to sleep without the aid of a breathing machine.
But now the youngster is adjusting to sleeping unaided for the first time since he was six months old after surgeons broke then reset 14 bones.
He had to wear a special £10,000 facial frame for four months which his mother Carleen Leyland, 47, adjusted twice a day.
The operation was a success, helping stop his hearing and sight problems as well as changing his appearance.