Brave Leigh boy fundraising for Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity
6:20am Thursday 24th October 2013 in NW
A BRAVE nine year-old Leigh boy who has undergone a second brain tumour operation is throwing a party.
Tyler Yates and his 13 year-old pal Joshua Wilson will be VIPs on Saturday at a party at Tyler’s school in Leigh town centre that will raise vital funds to help fellow sufferers and their families.
The duo first met when infant Tyler was recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour and Joshua, aged then three and a half, had just been diagnosed with a reoccurring brain stem tumour.
”We formed a friendship through common grounds of supporting our Superstar children who have had to fight such a terrible battle,” explained Tyler’s mum, Pamela.
“Tyler has been left with minor post surgery disabilities including a limited vision field and slight weakness on his right hand side. He recently had to undergo a second brain surgery and luckily there has been no change in the severity of these.
“We recently met up with Josh, from Bury, at a post surgery scan check up at The Christie, and I was overwhelmed to hear that due to Disability Living Allowance funding restrictions Joshua’s family needed to raise funds to adapt their home to suit Josh's needs.
“Dawn had co - founded The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity to help support other families in need.”
On October 26 between 10am and 4pm Tyler and Josh will host a Sweets, Treats and Nice Things to Eat party at Leigh CE Junior School in Henrietta Street.
Rugby mascot Parky Pig will put in a guest appearance and there’ll be cupcakes and cookies, books and stalls plus refreshments in the event that will raise funds for the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.
“I would like to thank everyone who has donated items and thank you for the kindness and generosity of people who have helped make this possible,” said Pamela.
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