Duchenne muscular dystrophy causes muscles to weaken and waste over time. Around 2,500 people, mainly boys, are currently living with this condition in the UK alone, many of whom are in wheelchairs by the age of 10. Harry, a former pupil of William Cobbett Primary School, was diagnosed in June 2013.
Mum Sue told the Herald: “Harry remains positive but is beginning to slow down with the progression of this disease. He finds it hard to keep up with his peers which, of course, can have psychological effects. We’re determined as a family to live each day as it comes and continue to enjoy the here and now.
“Thank you to everyone who went orange.”