Cayman walks tall for cause
A FAMILY of fundraisers have set themselves a new target to say thank you to the charities which support them.
Harry Norton, 13, has raised more than £60,000 for the charities which help his brothers Cayman, eight, and Reims, 15, who both have severe complex drug resistant epilepsy, severe learning difficulties and autism.
Now younger brother Cayman is taking on his own challenge as a special thank you to Caudwell Children Charity, which took the family on a holiday of a lifetime to Disneyland and provided Cayman with a special support frame which has enabled him to walk unaided.
Cayman couldn’t walk after he suffered a series of severe seizures when he was two-and-a-half.
But now, thanks to the walking frame, he is back walking and taking part in a 2k charity walk.
Mum Angela, 43, who lives on Hamble Way, Macclesfield, said: “When Cayman was two-and-a-half he suffered 35 seizures in one day and ended up in hospital for four months.
“He regressed from being a toddler to being like a baby who couldn’t walk or do anything for himself. In the last six to eight months he’s had this frame and he’s learned to walk again and it’s all down to the Caudwell.” She added: “We believe in giving back to the charities that have support us.
“Harry has raised £60,000 for the Seashell Trust and the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice and now Cayman is doing it.”
In 2013 the whole family were taken to Disneyland as part of the Caudwell Charity’s Destination Dreams programme.
Angela, who is a full time carer for her boys, said: “Going on holiday is something that we never could have done.
“We couldn’t have afforded it, we couldn’t have done it because of physical constraints, and we could never have got the medical insurance.
“Destination dreams took care of everything. We also made some wonderful friends with the other families who were on the trip.
“It’s lovely because we were all in the same boat and for once you don’t feel different to everybody else.”
Reims takes part in the Caudwell Children Destination Dreams walk in August with the support of brother Harry, who is a student at Kings, and big brother Reims will also join in using his wheelchair.
To sponsor the brothers go to justgiving. com/Angela-Norton1.
●● Cayman (right) is doing a charity walk with help from Harry and Reims