Telethon star lives for sport

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Ten-year-old Jay­ton Carter is a bright, out­go­ing and brave boy who doesn’t let the chal­lenges of liv­ing with cys­tic fi­bro­sis get in the way of day-to-day life.

Jay­ton and his fam­ily re­main pos­i­tive and friendly and are an ex­cep­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion of cys­tic fi­bro­sis and Telethon, mak­ing Jay­ton’s role as a Telethon Lit­tle Star a per­fect fit.

Jay­ton lives with this chronic con­di­tion but does not let it stand in his way of his pas­sion for sport and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

Although he can­not play football, he makes sure he is still part of the team, run­ning wa­ter bot­tles and help­ing out wher­ever he can.

He plays hockey, bas­ket­ball, ten­nis and cricket and also en­joys run­ning, swimming and dance.

Jay­ton is un­der­stand­ing of the old say­ing, there is al­ways some­one in a tougher sit­u­a­tion than our­selves — and is def­i­nitely will­ing to jump in and get the job done.

Jay­ton is ex­cited about be­ing part of Telethon and lists Fat Cat and Blake John­son as his favourite Chan­nel 7 per­son­al­i­ties, as well as sports pre­sen­ters Baz and Barra.

He is also a big fan of Jus­tice Crew and Sammy Jade and his fam­ily are big X-Fac­tor fans.

Lead­ing a very ac­tive lifestyle, Jay­ton loves rid­ing his bike or scooter ev­ery­where and hang­ing out at the skate park, town pool or play­ground with his friends.

Jay­ton hates to miss out on school car­ni­vals or sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties when he is not well and es­pe­cially dis­likes be­ing driven to and from school and other com­mit­ments when it is rain­ing.

He says the most im­por­tant peo­ple in his life are his fam­ily — dad Gareth, mum Lisa and sib­lings Pa­trick and Ste­vie — be­cause they nag him to do his physio and treat­ments. He said his friends were im­por­tant be­cause they kept him fit and com­pet­i­tive.

Pic­ture: Rob Dun­can

Jay­ton Carter.

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