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2002-Aug-23: With A Little Help From His Friend Heather

Newcastle's Evening Chronicle, reports that four-year-old William Hardy, who lost his two legs and his left arm to meningitis two years ago, has captured the heart of Heather Mills McCartney.  After reading about the plight of the lad in the Chronicle, she contacted the newspaper saying:
"I was very moved by William's story when I read about the Chronicle's campaign. People need support when they are suffering in this way and I wanted to give his family some help and advice about where to go from here. I hope my own situation proves that you can get over this kind of tragedy and lead a normal life. William is a wonderful little boy."
With Heather's support, young William will be able to enjoy an active childhood after being outfitted with realistic and functional artificial limbs.  Mrs. Hardy is grateful:
 "We didn't even know that Heather knew about William so it is wonderful that she is prepared to send her support. William can walk on his NHS legs, but can't walk very fast or run. He'd love to be able to run about, so we'd like to get him some new legs that allow him to do that."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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