Bikers bring Christopher’s dream to life
ASERIOUSLY ill Burscough boy’s dream came true when he met the stars from his favourite TV show.
Christopher Hardman, 15, is living with an undiagnosed neuromuscular condition and has had to have surgery to correct a 90° curve in his spine.
He must have daily physiotherapy treatment and doesn’t know what his future holds in terms of treatment, as doctors have never seen a condition like his before.
Despite his illness, Christopher is a positive boy who loves to meet and talk to new people.
He is also described by his parents as being quite a daredevil who likes everything “the faster the better”.
And he had his greatest wish granted to meet Mark Hayes and Steve Harris from the hit Channel 5 TV show, Emergency Bikers, thanks to Rays of Sunshine.
The children’s charity worked closely with Mark and Steve and to make the day extra special, Christopher’s parents decided to keep the visit a complete surprise.
A delighted Christopher had the chance to ask his heroes lots of questions about what it’s like to be an emergency biker and heard stories about their many years of being paramedics.
Christopher even had a chance to sit on one of the emergency service motorcycles and take lots of pictures with the TV stars.
His mum, Natalie, said: “As soon as the Emergency Bikers pulled onto our drive, he knew exactly who they were even before they removed their helmets.
“The excitement on his face was wonderful to see and even though he was utterly lost for words, the experience was amazing for both him, and us as a family too.
“He hasn’t stopped talking about it since.
“Thank you to Rays of Sunshine for such a wonderful experience and memory.” For more information about Rays of Sunshine and its work or to apply for a wish to be granted, visit www.raysofsunshine.org.uk