A NEWPORT baby in need of prosthetic support will receive financial help thanks to the South London Tough Mudder challenge.

Jordan Lloyd, who is nearly five months old, was born with dysmelia, a condition that affects the limbs.

Jordan was born without half of one arm, and due to it being a rare condition, he needs specialist appointments on the mainland for prosthetics to be developed.

His plight was discovered by Nicole Brennan, of Chichester, who has the same condition.

The 28-year-old took part in the Tough Mudder challenge for I Am Possible, the charity that helps those with limb differences, and pledged to raise funds to help the Lloyd family with their travel costs.

She also wants to help develop and provide support and information at the point of diagnosis.

So far, her team of 22 have raised more than £2,500 for the charity.

Barry Lloyd, Jordan's dad, said: "We had the most amazing experience in St Mary's Hospital as all the people we dealt with were absolutely fantastic. We got just amazing support.

"It is quite a niche condition so we will have to go over the water several times a year to see specialists — and the boat is expensive.

"There is no financial help available so we are very grateful to Nicole for fundraising to help us."

Barry and wife Sarah discovered Jordan's condition at the 20-week scan.

They had been specifically looking out for a genetic condition that affects the fingers and toes, as this was already in the family, when they discovered the unrelated dysmelia.

The future looks positive for Jordan, thanks to advances in technology.

He will start with a soft toy arm to play with, getting a bigger one every three months, so he is completely familiar with it as he grows up. Eventually he will be able to attach it on, and he will also have access to a range of different arms for different occasions, such as a mechanical arm for grabbing, and a water-resistant arm for swimming.

As he moves through life, he will get a fitted forearm, so he will just need to attach a prosthetic hand.

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