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Little Jack's Dream for Independence Finally Made a Reality

By Simon Mulligan

The family of six-year-old cerebral palsy patient Jack Mordecai say they had “never seen him so happy” as when his wish to move around like other children came true.

Jack’s family have finally been able to afford a new electric motorized wheelchair to give him the independence he craved.

Following coverage by the Star, an extensive fundraising campaign named Jack of Hearts gathered pace.

“We just thank everyone for making him so happy, we’ve never seen him so thrilled,” said Jack’s delighted mum, Andrea, who has dedicated herself full-time to looking after her son.

“So many people have cared so much about him to contribute to his needs, it’s just lovely and there is still money for his physio and a standing frame as well.”

Jack, who was born prematurely after 27 weeks, with a scan showing cysts on the left side of his brain, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 12 months old.

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