An adorable autistic girl gave her mother the best Christmas present ever when she uttered the sentence - “Mum, I want a yoghurt” - for the first time in over TWO YEARS.
Little Esme Mathews (corr.), who turned four in January, shocked single mum and her full-time carer Chrissy, 37, when she strung a sentence together since showing signs of autism at 21 months old. The huge development in the youngster’s speech came after specialist therapy treatment which were entirely funded through family saving and charity events - but still puts poor Esme 3 years behind development of children her age. Chrissy, of Bolton, Greater Mancs., said: “I was so overwhelmed when she spoke those words. I just couldn’t believe it - it really was the best Christmas present ever.