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Brave youngster home for Christmas

PUBLISHED: 16:20 15 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:02 03 March 2010

HAULING himself around in a wheelchair, Michael Browes is finally due to come home from hospital next Friday in time for Christmas.

But the Ipswich Town fan, who had both hips broken in operations to help him walk, desperately needs an electric wheelchair on temporary loan.

HAULING himself around in a wheelchair, Michael Browes is finally due to come home from hospital next Friday in time for Christmas.

But the Ipswich Town fan, who had both hips broken in operations to help him walk, desperately needs an electric wheelchair on temporary loan.

His parents Tracey and Mark Aldred say they have tried every organisation they can think of to get an electric wheelchair which would not tire young Michael out quite so much.

Mr Aldred, of Station Street, said: "He can't stand or walk yet, and he's having serious physiotherapy so he can be up and about soon."

His wife added: "It will be a couple of months before he can get back to school, and regain his confidence to get back on his legs.

"He still has problems with the bones in his feet too, as a result of the bone development condition and being born."

But 12-year-old Michael is looking forward to seeing Cinderella at the New Wolsey Theatre with his family, thanks to a gift of tickets from the cast.

If you can help Michael find an electric wheelchair on a temporary basis, call the family on 01473 689768.


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