My son aged 9yrs has been in and out of hospital with asthma his whole life . He fundraises for his hospital ward last year raising 400 pounds on his own .
Anyway he was nominated and won the chance to be Man Citys Mascot last Sunday when they
clinched the title. (if you watched match of the day on catch up you would see him grinning and walking out holding the ball with the captain in the first minutes of the programme .)
What made me most happy was speaking to the people who chose him (Mcr Evening News and Ethiad Airways ) amongst others they were unaware how severe asthma could be and it gave me a chance to really explain the statistics we dont want to think about (3 dying a day ) .
Callum had a wonderful day although it completely exhausted him and he is still struggling
to get his strength back. The real bonus of the day is that he now says without asthma he would not have been picked and he says next time he has an attack he will think of his special day and it wont seem so bad .
Sorry to bore you with this but thought it might cheer some of you up to know our kids sometimes get some reward for all they endure ..