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Disabled Child’s Winning Smile Lands Mum a National Photo Prize

By Janet Boyle

A disabled boy’s heartwarming smile has won his mum a national photographic award. Benjamin Cameron’s cheeky chuckle melted the hearts of judges after it captured the moment he mastered walking by himself.

The five-year-old from Gosforth, Newcastle, has serious cerebral palsy and faced a lengthy struggle to learn to walk with a frame. He beamed for his mum Kelly, 36, as he made a triumphant journey with a walking frame down the garden path. Brave Benjamin battled his way to walking despite having considerable palsy in his arms and legs.

Mum Kelly, 36, said: I love this picture as it shows him being so happy, outside and doing things on his own.

“I thought it really summed up the idea of the No Limits theme of the competition and I hope it will be an inspiration to other disabled people not to let their disability stop them from doing what they want.

“Despite his disability, Benjamin is a really bubbly little boy who loves to be outside. His walking frame really encourages him to be independent as without it he is unable to walk or sit unaided.”

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