Last April we brought you news of eight year old Rico Dunworth, from near Nick’s home town of Peterborough, who was rushed to hospital with severe meningitis and given only a 50% chance of survival.
After five days in intensive care, a fight against Meningococcal Septicaemia, the amputation of Rico’s right foot and a number of toes from his left, Rico survived but was unlikely to be able to walk again for at least 2 years.
Nick was so moved by the story that he donated a framed limited edition fine art print of Roger Daltrey, retailing at over £600, to raise funds towards treatment for Rico and we’ve just heard the great news that Rico has just been fitted with his first prosthetics fitted and was walking immediately.
Ryan Muncaster, fundraiser for Rico, had this to say: “I just want to thank you again for your very kind donation which helped to raise thousands of pounds to help him and his family along the way. The family and I really appreciate all you have done.”
What a great ending to a moving story.
And here is Rico, road testing his new feet only minutes after having them fitted. Well done, Rico, we wish you the very brightest of futures.