Bik­ers bring Christo­pher’s dream to life

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student 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

Christo­pher Hard­man’s wish comes true with Mark Hayes and Steve Har­ris from TV’s Emer­gency Bik­ers

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