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New wheelchair for miracle kid Matthew

Matthew Frost of Benner Avenue, Ilkeston, in his new wheelchair.

Matthew Frost of Benner Avenue, Ilkeston, in his new wheelchair.

An Ilkeston schoolboy, who defied all the odds when doctors said he had only a 0.01 per cent chance of survival when he was born, has been presented with a new wheelchair after his dad and his friends raised cash with a fun run.

Matthew Frost, nine, lost his leg due to a heart problem which he was born with.

Ever since he has shown remarkable bravery and courage meeting milestone after milestone and proving medics wrong.

His dad, Mark, 40, dressed as a dragon for the run in April, he was joined by Ashley Spurr, 20, and Ju Bloor, 45, who dressed at St George.

He said: “Matthew has got such a will to live, every time we take him to the hospital all the doctors say he’s the sickest child they know who is still living.

“The fun run raised more than £1,800 which we were really pleased with.

“Again we can only say a massive thank you to the community and everyone who donated for their support.”

Sponsorship cash was collected and added to takings from a special event at the Davy Lamp pub.

The £3,000 wheelchair, was supplied by the Boparan Charitable Trust, which Mark and his team donated the cash they raised to, will enable Matthew to take part in sports.

 

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