A battling youngster is preparing to take on the biggest challenge of his life in aid of another boy’s vital cancer treatment.
Little Charlie Creaser, from Low Downs Road, Hetton, suffers from cerebral palsy and struggles to walk, but he is taking on the longest walk of his life to raise funds for fellow battler Bradley Lowery.
On September 25, the six-year-old will take part in a one -ile walk using his walking frame along Majuba Road in Redcar, in the hope of raising about £2,000 for Bradley who is fighting cancer neuroblastoma.
Bradley’s family are trying to raise £700,000 for life-saving treatment in America after they were told the five-year-old’s cancer has returned earlier this year.
So far Charlie has raised more than £900 towards his target. Mum Michelle Creaser, 33, will take part in the event alongside her son after he defied doctor’s diagnosis that he would not be able to walk.
She said: “Charlie was born 10 weeks premature and when he was a few months old we noticed something was wrong with his development, which led to the diagnosis of quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
“Through his own determination he is now able to walk short distances with a walking frame.
“Charlie has been helped by the community and family and friends who have raised funds for him, so he thought it would be nice to help somebody else.
“He is such an inspiration, as this is going to be a huge challenge for him.”
To donate to Charlie, visit www.gofundme.com/5b7hdc. To donate directly to Bradley, visit http://bit.ly/2arSFHP