Video: Brave Eddie battles back after stroke

YOUNG Eddie Chesney has a real twinkle in his eye as he gets used to life at his new school, Holywells High.

Rebecca Lefort

YOUNG Eddie Chesney has a real twinkle in his eye as he gets used to life at his new school, Holywells High.

But less than two years ago this bubbly youngster was laid low by a condition that is usually only associated with much older people - he suffered a stroke.

The support of his family and professionals at Ipswich Hospital helped him pull through - as did his love of video games which encouraged him to exercise his hands and fingers to get them working again.

Now, nearly two years on the brave youngster says: “In some ways this made me a stronger person.”

- For the full story, see tonight's Evening Star.