Infant moves his wheelchair by himself

Infant moves his wheelchair by himself

MARYLAND, US - A year-old boy has learnt to propel himself in a wheelchair.

Wyatt Banks became wheelchair-bound after he was recently diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that damages the spinal cord, leaving him paralysed below the chest, Mail Online reported.

A YouTube video shows the determined toddler refusing to give in to the disease, moving himself forward on a specially designed wheelchair.

Strapped in around his chest, the boy is shown using the wheels to move forward, just as adults do.

Once a toy is shown to young Wyatt, he moves quickly and reaches out to grab it.

Doctors at the Maryland hospital he is being treated in say Wyatt is the youngest person they have ever seen use a wheelchair on his own, his mother Abby Banks told Fox News.

It is not known if he will ever walk again.

His fight against the debilitating disease is chronicled on his Facebook page called Wyatt's Fight Against TM (transverse myelitis).

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