Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Learning to Walk Yet Again

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Learning to Walk Yet Again

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Byline: By Owen McAteer

Add quotes from Liam to come Tuesday am

This happy scene of Liam Richardson playing at his home is something his parents feared they might never see again.

Liam's beaming smile hides the fact that he has spent months in hospital after the eight-year-old was hit by a car near his home in Burnopfield, County Durham.

He was back home on a home visit today and will be out of hospital permanently in time for Christmas.

Liam said: "It is good to be home. I am looking forward to Christmas."

Since the accident in August, when Liam was knocked off his bike in Syke Road, Burnopfield, he has had several operations, including one to remove a blood clot from his brain.

Liam's injuries also included fractures to his skull, two bones in his lower leg and a wound to his elbow that was so bad it was possible to see the bone.

Doctors expected it to take a year or even two years for Liam to recover from his ordeal but the good news for his mum Wendy, 33, dad Tony, 35, brother Kieran, 11, and sisters Holly, 10, and Ellie, six, is that Liam is now home and will be spending Christmas with them. …

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