Cornish fire crews meet their young “hero”

Cornish firefighters have described a six-year-old boy who needs expensive surgery as their “hero”.

Pirate FM told you little Aiden from Par, who has cerebral palsy, cannot walk without using a frame. The schoolboy needs a special operation which is not available on the NHS, after being born seven weeks premature. The trouble is, the procedure to help the youngster, who weighed just 2lbs 7oz, will cost around £48,000.

Last year, his dad launched an emotional appeal to help pay for the treatment.

Now the tot lad has been given the chance to meet the crew of Newquay Fire Station, who called him remarkable.

On their fundraising page, the family said: “As time passed on we started to be concerned about Aiden’s development, until we eventually managed to submit our concerns to a paediatric consultant.

“It was at this meeting and inspection of Aiden that the paediatrician gave us the news that no parent wants to hear. Aiden was diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.

“Aiden is a joyful little chap and brings light and happiness to all those around him. Aiden rarely complains about his life and the activities he misses out on due to being disabled, or the ongoing physiotherapy and the endless hospital appointments, although you can see in his eyes his disappointment and tiredness at times.

“There is an operation known as selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) that could potentially change Aiden’s life and allow Aiden to walk and play with his friends”.

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