This week, we’d like to help an 8 year old boy called Finley from Hampshire, who is a young carer for his mum.
Finley’s mum has struggled with her mental health for many years now. His dad is in the military and regularly deploys, so Finley and his mum are on their own a lot. From a very young age, Finley has done everything he can to help her. He spends as much time at home with her as he can, forgoing after school clubs, as he knows she doesn’t like being on her own. He helps to clean, look after the dog, and reminds his mum to eat and to take her medication. He is a truly amazing young boy.
Finley is also partially disabled. He has a knee condition which gives him constant pain and affects his mobility. He used to be a very active boy, but now he wears a full leg brace and walks with crutches, meaning he can’t even ride to school with his friends.
Finley’s mum said: “Finley is amazing. He takes care of himself, like he shouldn’t have to. He always puts other people first... even giving away his toys and books to other children. He really is a wonderful boy and it breaks my heart that I can’t do the things for him that he deserves.”
With your help, we would like to buy Finley a specialist trike that would allow him to ride to school with his friends.