Success Story

26 May , 2020 News

We all love a success story, well how about this one!

A young boy who was told he may never walk again after falling ill with a rare brain infection has walked the length of a marathon in six days for charity.

Ben Mattocks, 14, took his first steps six weeks ago following extensive physiotherapy after he fell ill in January, his mother Lucy Warnes said.

He had two operations and spent 10 weeks in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The teenager wanted to “give something back” and has raised more than £1,600 for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Ben, from Doncaster, underwent a craniectomy to remove part of his skull and relieve pressure on his brain after contracting the infection, which was triggered by a bout of sinusitis.

Ms Warnes said her son had “faced the possibility of spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair”.

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