Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Wheels of Fun Put into Motion

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Wheels of Fun Put into Motion

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Byline: By Adam Jupp

A North East teenager was given a special Christmas treat thanks to the Chronicle's charity for sick and disabled youngsters.

Lee Murphy, 16, of Washington, suffers from cerebral palsy and spastic dysplegia and until recently could only walk with a tripod.

He has been presented with a brand-new trike by our charity, the Sunshine Fund, which arrived just in time for Christmas.

Mum Lynn, 44, a part-time data entry clerk, said: "He absolutely loves his trike.

"He's been riding one since he was about five and we take it all over the place. We even take it on holiday.

"Having the trike gives him a bit more independence and makes him feel a bit more normal.

"He can get about these days without his tripod but he tires very easily so this is a great way for him to get exercise.

"His old trike was getting worn and he was a bit too big for it so we really needed a new one.

"We got it just in time for Christmas and he was delighted. …

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