VIDEO: Watch Finn Smith as he finally gets his new feet
UPDATE: TWO giant "socks", a couple of "click clicks" and little Finn Smith's new feet were finally fitted.
Mum Sarah Smith was overwhelmed as she watched her 22-month-old son take his first step.
"I didn't believe it would be able to happen so quickly," Sarah said.
With the aid of walker, Finn was able to stand tall, take steps and even kick a ball.
He wasn't happy to keep his new legs on long, but it is the beginning of an important journey.
Sunshine Orthopaedic Services orthotist Dewet Heyns said the feet would "open up a whole new world" for the Pacific Paradise youngster.
Parts of Finn's limbs were amputated in December as a result of complications with meningococcal.
EARLIER: Today will mark one huge step for little Finn Smith. Eight months after losing parts of his limbs from complications caused by meningococcal, the Pacific Paradise toddler will receive his new "feet".
And in another astounding development, Finn may also be able to have "five fingers" restored to his left hand.
Finn's mum Sarah is overwhelmed and delighted that her precious 22-month-old son is going to be able to walk long before she thought it would be possible.
"I honestly didn't think he would be able to get his feet this quickly," Mrs Smith told the Daily.
Finn had his right hand amputated at the wrist in December. Parts of the digits on his left hand, including his thumb, were saved.
He lost his left leg below the knee and his right foot.
Finn underwent surgery on his left hand last month to relieve scarring and give him more movement.
Mrs Smith said the result was "fantastic" as he had a lot more movement in his hand and could open it up fully.
She said doctors at the Royal Brisbane Children's Hospital were also optimistic after the latest surgery that they may be able to use skin grafts and new treatments to give Finn his fingers back.
"They are hoping to be able to go between the middle finger, on the right side where the index finger would have been, to create more of a finger," she said.
At the moment, Finn has the full use of this thumb, but parts of the fingers have been amputated and joined together.
The couple will research the options thoroughly before putting their tough little battler through more painful surgery.
"He is doing remarkably well. At the moment his hand looks fantastic," Mrs Smith said.
Finn will have his new feet fitted at Sunshine Orthopaedic Services in Nambour today.
He had the feet fitted in a "test run" last week and he tried walking almost immediately.
"We are taking a ball for him as we are hoping he will kick the ball," Mrs Smith said.
This trick is something Finn has already tried with the "stumpies" that were initially given to him.
"He is going to be so surprised at how far the ball goes when he kicks with a foot," Mrs Smith said.
Eight months ago, Mrs Smith and her husband Jason were contemplating a bleak future for their young son.
Now the future is wide open.
Finn will be able to walk, run, kick a ball and wear shoes with his new feet.
In the future he could also be considered for the "blade" prosthetics used by South African runner Oscar Pistorious.
The Smiths are also now in a position where they are able to "give back" after the enormous outpouring of support from the Sunshine Coast and hospital staff at Royal Brisbane.
Finn has become an ambassador for the hospital foundation and is the face of the Channel Nine Children's Hospital Telethon.
"We were asked if we were able to help and of course we want to," Mrs Smith said.
HOW TO HELP
Finn Smith is the ambassador for the Channel Nine Children's Hospital Telethon on Saturday, October 11.
To help work wonders for kids like Finn, donate to the Children's Hospital Foundation at www.childrenshospitalfoundation.org.au or call 1300 742 542.