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Charity revamps Kaden’s garden

Lisa Kirby with the team from NPower and WellChild transforming the garden area for Karden to enjoy. (D543A407)

Lisa Kirby with the team from NPower and WellChild transforming the garden area for Karden to enjoy. (D543A407)

A children’s charity has given a little boy from Hightown with a rare muscle disease a special treat.

Charity WellChild has done a make-over of Kaden Lawford’s garden so he is now able to play in it.

Kaden, eight, has duchenne muscular dystrophy– a rare condition which causes muscles to waste away.

Kaden’s mum, Lisa Kirby, said he was thrilled with his new garden! She said: “He is really excited about it. It won’t be ready to play on until the summer, but he’s already been asking to go on it!”

The new garden includes a play-shed and artificial grass that was installed by the charity with help from NPower employees last week.

Lisa added: “We will also get a new ramp for his wheelchair which will make it easier for him to help me with the gardening too!”

Muscular dystrophy affects Kaden’s ability to walk and climb stairs, as he can easily lose his balance. He currently uses a wheelchair for long distances but will eventually need to use it all the time Kaden featured in the Spenborough Guardian in November when Lisa set up the Kaden’s Walk event to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.

A total of 14 people turned up to walk 12 miles to raise money for the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund.

For more information on Muscular dystrophy and how to fundraise, visit www.muscular-dystrophy.org.

 

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