Truck dream comes true for brave Amelia

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

A LIT­TLE girl bat­tling a ter­mi­nal dis­ease has been hon­oured on the front of an Ed­die Sto­bart Truck.

Amelia Car­roll, three, from Poyn­ton, has Bat­tens Dis­ease, a rare ge­netic con­di­tion which will see her lose her speech, mo­bil­ity and eye­sight.

She now has an Ed­die Sto­bart truck called ‘Amelia Dream’ named af­ter her.It came about when fam­ily friend Iain Evans won the chance to name a truck. How­ever, the first re­quest for ‘Amelia’s Dream’ went against Sto­bart rules that only girls’ first names can be used, mean­ing Dream was off lim­its.

But then luck­ily Rob Kar­dashian, who ap­pears in Amer­i­can re­al­ity show Keep­ing Up With The Kar­dashi­ans, named his baby daugh­ter Dream to the world, mean­ing a com­pro­mise can be struck.

Amelia’s mum Lucy, who along with hus­band Mike has been cam­paign­ing to raise money to fund re­search and spread aware­ness of the dis­ease, said: “Our daugh­ter’s name will travel the coun­try and with it the aware­ness of this hor­rific dis­ease. It’s hard to ex­plain the emo­tion that this has brought, to see our daugh­ters name upon that truck is price­less.”

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