Five-year-old Tony Hudgell, who was abused by his birth parents when he was only 41 days old, raises £1 Million For NHS after completing a charity walk on his prosthetic legs.
A young boy named Tony Hudgell raised £1 million for the NHS after completing a charity walk on his new prosthetic legs. Tony is an inspiration who turned his personal challenge into a fundraiser and raised an incredible amount. The boy was only 41 days old when he lost both of his legs as a result of suffering physical abuse from his birth parents. Since then, Tony is being raised by his amazing adoptive parents Paula and Mark.
The young boy was inspired by Captain Tom Moore, he turned his own personal challenge into a fundraiser and raised £500 by walking 10 km in 30 days, The fundraiser reached a whole another level when the boy managed to raise £1,073,121 for Evelina London Children's Hospital in Lambeth.
His injuries were very serious that led to sepsis and multiple organ failure, which resulted in both of his limbs being amputated at the knee. He has since been adopted by loving parents Paula and Mark and his birth parents were each jailed for 10 years in 2018.
Tony's local Tory MP Tom Tugendhat presented the award, saying: "Tony Hudgell is an inspiration to everyone.
"He has captured the hearts of the nation and his challenge has enabled him to share just how special he is with everyone.
"It has been a privilege to know Tony since he was so young and vulnerable, and work with his family for many years to get justice for him.
"His fundraising efforts are deservedly rewarded with the Prime Minister's Points of Light award and it is an honour to present this to him."
Paula, Tony's adoptive mom, said; "We as a family are absolutely thrilled that Tony has been honoured with this award"
"He knows he has raised some money for the hospital that saved his life but doesn't completely understand the enormity of the amount.
"He now knows he has won this award but the icing on the cake for Tony is a letter from the Prime Minister - he just loves Boris."
Paula, of Kings Hill in Kent, added: "It just goes to show from the most unfortunate start in life, with the right love and support, a huge amount of determination and a positive attitude you can succeed in life and make a real difference.
"Thank you so much for the recognition of what Tony has achieved."
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