A paralyzed man sacrificed his dream of walking again to give a disabled child a chance to take his first steps


In 2009, Dan Black was involved in a cycling accident which paralyzed his legs. Since the accident, Dan and his family have exerted efforts to raise a fundraising for a stem cell treatment that could help him walk again. He was able to raise £20,000.

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Dan was close in fulfilling his dreams when he decided to sacrifice it for a five-year old boy named Brecon Vaughan, who lives near their neighborhood.

Brecon was born with rare spastic diplegia cerebral palsy which causes stiffness in his legs, poor balance and coordination. His family is desperate to raise £60,000 for an operation that will help him walk unaided for the first time.

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According to Dan he helped Brecon because he knows he had a better chance of walking than him.

‘I know for me that things aren’t going to get better any time soon,’ he said. ‘I just wanted to do something that could help someone whose life could get better.’

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Brecon can definitely walk if he has the surgery. I wouldn’t wish being paralysed on anyone, so if I can help someone walk, I will.’ Dan said.

‘I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped me out but this boy needs it more than I do at the moment. It would make me very happy to see the difference made to Brecon’s life. I just hope when I give the money it encourages others to [give].’He added.

*photo credits: SWNS.com

A paralyzed man sacrificed his dream of walking again to give a disabled child a chance to take his first steps

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