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Brave Bradley to be national poster star

A MARSTON GREEN boy has become the star of a nationwide campaign, raising awareness for his condition.

A MARSTON GREEN boy has become the star of a nationwide campaign, raising awareness for his condition.

Bradley Addison has Duchenne muscular dystrophy - a disease with no known cure.

Now the six-year-old will be appearing on hundreds of posters, put up by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

It’s hoped that the campaign will increase awareness of the condition, which affects about 70,000 children each year.

Bradley’s mum, Sarah Thompson, said: “When Bradley was diagnosed, I felt like the rug was ripped from under me but things have got better thanks to the support of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

“I’m delighted that Bradley’s been chosen to front the campaign. I hope that people take the time to look closely and think about supporting the charity.”

Over a thousand posters - featuring the youngster - will be put up at train stations and shopping centres around the country.

Abby Mardon, from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, said: “Bradley is a wonderful little boy whose personality captures the hearts of everyone he meets – there’s no one better to get this important message across.”

It’s been a busy time for Bradley, who has also had the chance to meet some of his heroes.

The Aston Villa fan recently came face to face with players James Milner, Stewart Downing and Brad Friedel.

To find out more about Bradley’s condition and how you can support the charity, go to www.muscular-dystrophy.org .

 

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