DAVENTRY schoolboy Daniel Ball has been given his independence back after the Pete Spencer’s Helping Hands Memorial Fund bought him a mobility scooter.
Daniel, 11, of Ashby Fields estate, suffers from duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive terminal condition which causes early muscle degeneration in young boys and usually begins in the legs.
Daniel’s condition has not previously allowed him to get around with ease and has restricted his freedom to go out and spend time with his friends.
Ahead of Daniel starting at Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village School this week, Helping Hands purchased a £700 mobility scooter for him from DACT shop mobility in New Street on July 31.
The scooter was bought to give him the freedom to get out and possibly use the scooter in and around his school.
For more on this story, including comments from Daniel’s mum Linda and the charity who donated the scooter, see this week’s Daventry Express