Boy, 9, has leg amputated after hit-and-run by motorcyclist leaves him with life-changing injuries

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy has had his leg amputated after a hit-and-run at a local park left him seriously injured.

The youngster suffered the life-changing injury after he was hit by a motorcyclist who allegedly fled the scene in Hull.

A 24-year-old has been charged with five offences, including failing to stop at the scene on Monday.

Jerome Cawkwell, from Hull, will appear in court today charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, using a vehicle without insurance and using a vehicle not in efficient working order.

Cops said the biker was not wearing a helmet or a shirt and was riding a red and orange motorcycle.

One witness said they saw heavy police presence and that the gates had to be cut so the ambulance to get access.

The force said: "Police are in attendance at a collision between a motorcycle and a nine-year-old boy.
"It is reported that a motorbike, being ridden off-road on Rosemead Park near Southcoates Lane in Hull, was in collision with the boy who was a pedestrian at around 12 noon.

"The boy has sustained serious and life-changing injuries in the collision."

A spokesperson for local Humberside Police later said: "A man has been charged with five offences after a nine-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries in a collision on Rosmead Playing Fields, Hull yesterday, Monday, May 25."

"Jerome Cawkwell, 24, of Cambridge Grove, Hull has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, using a vehicle without insurance and using a vehicle not in efficient working order.

"He has been remanded in custody to appear before Hull Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 27 May."

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Boy, 9, weeps with joy at first McDonald’s meal after months of lockdown – The Sun

HEARTWARMING footage shows a nine-year-old breaking down in tears as his mother surprises him with his first McDonald's since the start of Singapore's lockdown.

Mum Wati filmed herself showing Adam Bin Mohammad Irwan, who has autism, a table laden with food from the chain after weeks stuck at home.

The clip opens with Atwi sat in her car and saying to the camera: "Hello guys.

"I'm [getting] McDonald's. It's a surprise!"

She buys the food and conceals it in plastic bags, though jokes: "I think the smell will give it away".

She then leads Adam through the home and into the dining room.

Adam initially thinks his mum is playing a prank, so begins to run around the table and shriek before spotting the food.

He then begins to cry before running back and giving his mum a hug.

"I thought you wanted to scare me," he says.

"I didn't want to scare you!" she says.

"I wanted to surprised you. Look, what is it?"

"McDonald's," he says.

Adam is then seen eating from a box of chicken nuggets.

Wati later shared the video to Facebook, where it has been viewed over 73,000 times.

Reacting to the clip, one user wrote: "This boy's genuine reaction is enough to move anyone's heart."

She said that McNuggets with fries and ice cream was Adam's favourite meal, adding that his "overreaction" was caused by his sensory sensitivity and mild autism.

Lockdown was first imposted in Singapore on April 7, and all McDonald's outlets have been closed since April 19.

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Boy, 14, survives coronavirus after docs treated him with Ebola drug remdesivir set to be approved in UK – The Sun

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has survived coronavirus after doctors treated him with the Ebola drug remdesivir which is set to be approved in UK.

Jacob Tayel, from Ipswich, was left fighting for his life after he contracted the deadly bug sweeping the UK.

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And while his family initially thought it was a chest infection, the teen's condition continued to worsen – as did that of his little brother, 11-year-old Isaac.

Mum Dianne Tayel told BBC Breakfast said she had feared the worst when he son was transferred from Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and was diagnosed with coronavirus.

But the mum said she had been given hope when her teen son was treated with remdesivir.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has previously dubbed the drug – previously used to treat ebola -as "the most promising" treatment for Covid-19 among all the other medicines being studied in trials.

She said today: "We thought we'd lost him, so we thought it was the end and we felt like we were being prepared for that.

"When he got to GOSH, within about 12 or 13 hours the infection team had made contact with me and started to talk to me about the possibility of remdesivir, then I felt a bit more hope at this point.

"Both my husband and I were just grateful and really astounded that so many people of such calibre were having these conversations about Jacob to make him well."

Doctors treating Jacob decided to try remdesivir – getting permission from the pharmaceutical company and hospital on compassionate grounds as the teen's condition worsened.

And thankfully, Jacob woke up from his coma – and both he and brother Isaac are back to full health.

Dianne said: "We thank God every day that we were able to get our boys back."

The news comes as the head of the European Union's medicines agency Guido Rasi revealed today that an initial authorisation for US pharmaceutical company Gilead's remdesivir as a Covid-19 treatment could be granted in coming days.

This could mean that Brits with coronavirus may soon be treated with the experimental antiviral drug.

Dr Karyn Moshal, one of the consultants in paediatric infectious diseases at GOSH who helped to treat Jacob said the drug had been used to bring down the teen's viral load.

She said they presented the case to the pharmaceutical company and hospital to both give permission as the drug was experimental.

Dr Moshal said: "We had to weigh up the risk benefit of using a drug which is essentially an investigational drug, what is known as the compassionate use drug."

She explained that the drug worked because doctors were able to decrease the inflammation that was driven by his increased viral load.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has already recommended the compassionate use of remdesivir, which allows a drug to be administered to patients even before it has been fully authorised.

Apart from remdesivir, Rasi said other possible treatments against Covid-19 that may be available fast are those based on monoclonal antibodies, which can "neutralize" the new coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) that causes the illness Covid-19.

Remdesivir was initially created as a potential treatment for Ebola.

It was quickly pushed through clinical trials during the West African outbreak of 2013-15, after showing promising results in the lab, and was then rolled out more widely in affected areas of Africa.

It comes as Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced that a global licensing deal had been signed between Oxford University and drugs giant AstraZeneca as part of a £130million plan to vaccinate half the UK population.

The pharma firm will make 30 million doses of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine by September if it works – and the UK will be the first to get it.


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New born baby boy torn apart and eaten by monitor lizards after being dumped by a pond in Thailand – The Sun

A NEWBORN baby boy was eaten by monitor lizards after being dumped next to a pond.

The infant was discovered by a group of boys who went to play by the waterside in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand.

Nong Ake, 10, reported the find on Monday to a security guard. 

The child told police he smelled something strange then noticed a black bag next to the pond, which he went to look at.

The youngster said he saw the dead infant inside and the baby's internal organs had been ripped out.

Police arrived and found the baby had been dead for one or two days. 

They believe the bite wounds on the infant's body were from monitor lizards, which live in the pond and normally eat fish and scraps of food from bins.

But officers are now investigating whether the newborn baby boy was abandoned while he was still alive and then eaten by the lizards or if the lifeless body was dumped there and then the scavenging reptiles started to bite at the corpse.

Police Major Colonel Jittakorn Konglhue said the baby's body will undergo a thorough post-mortem examination and DNA tests to try and match the family.

He said: "We believe that the cruel mother left her baby by the pond before it was attacked by the monitor lizards.

"We will check the CCTV around the area to try to identify the mother and arrest her immediately.

"The baby's corpse is now at the hospital to undergo a post-mortem examination to check whether they were alive or dead when they were eaten by the reptiles."

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Boy, 16, fighting for life and another injured in double stabbing near park as 14-year-old arrested – The Sun

A BOY, 16, is fighting for his life in hospital after another teenager was injured in an alleged double stabbing near a park.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the alleged double stabbing in Birmingham.

Police were called to reports that two people had been stabbed on Chapelhouse Road, Solihull at around 2.40pm this afternoon.

Two teenagers were rushed to hospital as an air ambulance was seen landing in a play area near Moorend Avenue.

A 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition while a 19-year-old man's condition has been described as stable by police.

Officers cordorned off nearby Marston Green Park after the incident.

West Midlands Police told the Sun Online a 14-year-old was arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted murder and has been taken into police custody for questioning.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Enquiries are continuing and anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact us via Live Chat at or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Please quote log 2087 26/4."

The news comes after emergency services rushed to an alleged stabbing and mass brawl in Glasgow this morning.

Ambulance crews raced three men, aged 20, 26 and 28 years old, to the nearby Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after finding them injured following the alleged incident in Hutton Drive.

Four men aged 20, 26, 28 and 47 years have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident and will be appearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday April 27.

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Boy, 4, battling cancer nets message from hero Harry Kane after beating coronavirus – The Sun

A FOOTBALL-mad four-year-old battling cancer has netted a  message from Harry Kane after beating coronavirus.

Little Archie Wilks caught the killer infection during treatment for the rare childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.

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But England skipper and Tottenham ace Kane has congratulated the buzzing youngster on his Covid-19 recovery.

The 26-year-old striker told the Spurs fan in a recorded message played on ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “Hi, Archie. Great to hear you’re feeling better and on the mend.

“You’re a strong boy. Just keep listening to the doctors, nurses and your parents.

“I hear you and your twin brother Henry love to play football, so keep playing in the garden, stay at home and, yeah, I wish you all the best.”

Archie, wearing his treasured Spurs shirt, sat alongside parents Simon, 31, and Harriet, 30, plus Henry during a live video link to the programme.

And he beamed with delight as Kane’s message was shown.

The family, from Saffron Walden, Essex, told how they feared for Archie when he needed oxygen after developing a fever in hospital during chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

But they paid tribute to the doctors and nurses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge who “kept on top of it and got him as fit as possible”.

The lad was able to return home at the start of April.

Archie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January last year after becoming so ill he could not stand up.

Two tumours were found around his kidney and spine — and the disease had spread to other areas, including his bones and bone marrow.

An appeal to enable Archie to take part in a vaccine trial in the US, which could reduce the chance of the cancer returning once he is in remission, has already raised more than £186,000.

Dad Simon said 50 per cent of children successfully treated for neuroblastoma will relapse. Of those who do, 90 per cent will not survive.

But he explained that the vaccine treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York “will look to reduce the chance of that happening and it will allow us all to know we have done everything possible to give our Archie the best chance at life”.

Meanwhile, the family of three-year-old cancer patient Brodie Halliday were able to join him to mark the end of his radiotherapy — despite the coronavirus restrictions.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, in the Wirral on Merseyside, made it possible by moving its bell used to mark the completion of treatment.

Brodie, from Fountainhall in the Scottish Borders, went through 35 rounds of radiotherapy after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour last July.

But  restrictions allow just one visitor at the hospital per patient.

That meant his father Jamie, 42, and seven-year-old sister Indiana thought they might not be with him to share in the treatment milestone.

But staff unscrewed the bell and set it up outside the hospital, meaning they were able to join Brodie, his mum Kirstie, 35, plus his medical team and fellow patients to celebrate.

Mrs Halliday said: “They have gone above and beyond for Brodie, we are really grateful.”

Paediatric radiographer Sarah Stead said: “We weren’t going to let the coronavirus ruin Brodie’s big moment to ring the bell in front of his family.

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“The team and I made sure Brodie could safely have his celebratory moment. He had quite a socially distant crowd.”

Yesterday, Agnes House care facility at Wyggeston’s Hospital in Leicester issued a plea for cards to help celebrate the 107th birthday of resident Margaret Ellmore. The centenarian’s party, due on May 1, has had to be cancelled because of coronavirus.

Staff hope to be able to reach 107 birthday wishes for Margaret, a great-grandmother of nine and a grandmother of four.

Nick Phillips, chief executive of The Almshouse Association, said: “Margaret is an inspiration, who will celebrate her birthday with great humour despite plans being much reduced.

“She also shows that in almshouses round the country, great little communities exist where people look out for each other.

The Almshouse Association represents more than 1,600 charities around Britain with 35,000 residents.

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Ciara wears mask for baby boy’s ultrasound as husband Russell Wilson FaceTimes from the car due to COVID-19 restrictions – The Sun

CIARA had her first ultrasound during the COVID-19 era and showed her husband Russell Wilson was forced to FaceTime from the car during the appointment.

The pregnant pop star, 34, covered her face in protective gear looking at her baby boy as the NFL quarterback, 31, watched from the parking lot due to coronavirus restrictions.

In the clip, Ciara held up her iPhone while laying down on the medical bed as her husband looked on.

A doctor can be overheard saying: “Look how perfect this picture is! Isn’t it cute?”

“Oh my god, he’s so cute,” the expecting mother said looking at her son on the monitor.

The Goodies singer acknowledged all of the pregnant women struggling through this difficult time in the intimate post shared with her 25 million Instagram followers.

She wrote: “The life of a pregnant woman in Covid-19 Era is very interesting… Russ had to FaceTime me from the car for our Ultrasound.

“We don’t hear to much about US during this time. Inviting all my pregnant women to chat with me and my doctor today on IG LIVE 2pm PST,” she said.

The Seattle Seahawks star and the Grammy winner tied-the-knot in an English ceremony in July 2016.

Ciara and Russell share two-year-old daughter Sienne together.

She also has five-year-old son Future with rapper Nayvadius “Future” Wilburn, 36.

Future and Ciara dated for two years and became engaged in October 2013.

However, they announced they broke up in August 2014 amid claims he was unfaithful to her.

On Tuesday, the superstar couple announced they will be having a little boy to add to their growing family.

Ciara started off the video by asking her children what she wants the third baby to be.

Her son said he wanted a boy and her daughter said she preferred a sister.

The soon-to-be mother-of-three turned to Russell and asked: “And what do you want it to be?”

He responded: "You know what I want.”

Ciara expressed no preference and said: "Whatever God has for us.”

The proud parents popped a cannon that released blue powder into the air revealing they will be having a boy.

The family-of-four seemed ecstatic as they began running around dancing and laughing, while Russell chased after the five-year-old.

The One, Two Step songstress revealed she was expecting her second child with Russell while on a trip to Turks and Caicos, on January 30.

Posing at the top of a rock formation and showing off her growing baby bump, she captioned the photo: "Number 3."

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These All-American Boy Names Will Never Go Out of Style

Ah, a classic American name. Wait, what? What even makes a name American when this country is entirely made up of immigrants and indigenous folks mixed together in a mishmash of thousands of different cultural influences? And, subquestion: What makes a name a classic — one that packs a punch and makes an impact in the past, present, and future?

We have to admit: We were stumped on this one. So we turned to our favorite baby-name guru, Pamela Redmond Satran from, for some wisdom. Redmond Satran had this to say about what makes a classic American boy’s name, well…classic.

“Most of the boys’ names most popular in America are not technically ‘American’ names but Irish names, German names, English names, Hebrew names, and so on,” Redmond Satran explains. “For instance, the current number one, Liam, is an Irish abbreviation of the German William, while number two — Noah — is Hebrew.”

Redmond Satran continued, “Names with true American roots are either Native American names or names invented in the U.S. The pool of invented American names is growing all the time, as the U.S. is the most adventurous country in terms of what constitutes a baby name. American names for boys can include American place names like Montana and Denver, American word names such as Maverick and Wilder, and American hero names like Lincoln and LeBron.”

She added, “Popular American boy names include such invented names as Easton and Colton, both in the top 100. While both are established English surnames, they only started being used as first names in recent decades in the U.S.”

And if you follow politics, well, Nameberry’s even got you covered there, with a fascinating look at the split between the U.S.’s traditionally “red” and “blue” names.

So there you have it: A “classic” American boy’s name is really in the eye (and mind) of the namer. The sky (and maybe the dictionary, some American lit, and a map or two) is the limit. In other words? Have fun. What’s your family’s ancestry? Heritage? Culture? If you’re an American, whatever you’ve brought to this country makes your baby boy a classic in his own right — and you get to decide what “feels” classic to you.

Be respectful when borrowing from other cultures, of course. A Native American family might very well opt for a Native American name for their baby, but that’s potentially troublesome if that’s not your heritage. Got it? Got it. Good talk. Whatever direction you’re pulled, we’ve got some starting points for inspo.

Popular American boy names

You probably already know that the Social Security Administration releases an annual list of the most popular American baby names, sifted from birth certificates. Liam was 2018’s winner for boys. But who else made the list?

According to the most recent records, these are currently the top 10 names for baby boys in the U.S.

  • Liam
  • Noah
  • William
  • James
  • Oliver
  • Benjamin
  • Elijah
  • Lucas
  • Mason
  • Logan

Top American boy names of the past century

These are the SSA’s top 10 popular boy names of the last 100 years in the U.S. And if your heritage is more Latinx-American than English-American, why not consider the variants, i.e., Ricardo for Richard, Carlo for Charles, Roberto for Robert, Jose for Joseph, and so on?

  • James
  • John
  • Robert
  • Michael
  • William
  • David
  • Richard
  • Joseph
  • Thomas
  • Charles

Native American boy names

If you have Native heritage, these are some beautiful picks to honor your family’s past. Learn more about their meanings here.

  • Ahuli
  • Atohi
  • Diwali
  • Onacona
  • Sequoyah
  • Tsiyi
  • Waya
  • Wohali

Trendy American boy names

Yeah, yeah, you say, but what boy names are seriously gaining traction this year? These are hot, hot, hot right now in the U.S., perhaps destined to be old-school classics in, say, another hundred years. Grandpa Kylo? It could happen.

  • Saint
  • Bowie
  • Kylo
  • Bode
  • Creed
  • Benicio
  • Adonis
  • Fox
  • Nyall
  • Kye
  • Hakeem
  • Shepherd
  • Zayn
  • Stoker
  • Mikael
  • Eason
  • Karim
  • Franco
  • Apollo
  • Zyaire
  • Kingsley
  • Bridger
  • Grey

Classic boy names of the past

If you’re looking for some distinguished flair, something with a debonair ring to it, well, you can’t go wrong with any of these American chestnuts:

  • Ethan
  • Walter
  • Francis
  • Alistair
  • Seth
  • Arthur
  • Samuel
  • Clarence
  • Jason
  • Samuel
  • Ernest
  • Oscar
  • Alfred
  • Perry
  • Jackson
  • Wesley
  • Percy
  • Amos
  • Jonathan
  • Eric
  • Rufus
  • Eli
  • Ward
  • Owen
  • Silas

All-American cowboy names

If your idea of “classic American” involves some Wild West, well, we’ve got just the thing. We trust Pam over at Nameberry so much, we couldn’t resist taking a page from her with their genius page of cowboy names. Here’s just a taste:

  • Blaze
  • Jesse
  • Beau
  • Cody
  • Cheyenne
  • Colt
  • Shane
  • Pistol
  • Wilder
  • Wyatt
  • Roper
  • Tripp
  • Gunner

U.S. celebrity boy names we dig

You know we love us some celebrity baby names, too. And there have been quite a batch of fab boy names over the past few years coming from the birth announcements of the global elite, from traditional to truly unique:

  • Bingham Hawn — son of Kate Hudson and Muse’s Matthew Bellamy
  • Archie Harrison — son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
  • Diesel Dean — son of Olympian Jennie Finch
  • Finn — son of actor Autumn Reeser
  • Kannon — son of actor Kevin James
  • Benjamin Allen — son of Bravo’s Andy Cohen
  • Beau Bobby Bruce — son of Catfish‘s Nev Schulman
  • Skyler — son of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe
  • Felix — son of actor Elizabeth Banks
  • Winston Roy — son of model Lily Aldridge and Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill
  • Zander Cruz — son of Bachelor Nation’s Desiree Hartsock
  • Forest Sage — son of actors Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber
  • Zeppelin Bram — son of actors Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris

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Boy, 14, ‘coughed and spat on woman, 66, after shouting “coronavirus” in town centre attack’ – The Sun

A TEENAGER who allegedly coughed and spat on a 66-year-old woman before shouting "coronavirus" has been charged.

The boy, who is aged 14 and cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with one count of section 39 assault and will appear at Tameside Youth Court on Tuesday 7 April 2020.

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Officers were called shortly before 8.30pm on Tuesday 17 March to reports of a young boy spitting and coughing at a pensioner in the town centre of Ashton-under-Lyne in Manchester.

It is claimed the teen shouted "coronavirus" after the despicable attack.

A 14-year-old boy was later arrested on suspicion of section 39 assault.

The vile attack is just one in a spate of vile cough attacks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Just yesterday another teenager was seen deliberately coughing in an Aberdeenshire care worker's face after flagging her down for help.

Cops say the incident happened around 1.40pm on Friday afternoon in Banchory.

The yob allegedly moved towards her when she stopped her car and coughed directly in her face.

Detectives said that he told her she would now get coronavirus.

Prosecutors have said anyone making threats of coronavirus infection will face serious criminal charges, after reports of police officers, shop workers and vulnerable people being deliberately coughed at by people claiming to have the disease.

The Crown Prosecution Service said such behaviour could constitute common assault, and attacks on emergency workers specifically, were punishable by up to two years in prison.

Max Hill QC, the director of public prosecutions, affirmed: "The CPS stands behind emergency and essential workers and will not hesitate to prosecute anybody who threatens them as they go about their vital duties.”

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Autistic boy receives post from around the world on his birthday

Autistic boy, nine, who lost touch with friends after spending months in hospital receives more than 700 birthday cards after his mother made a Facebook appeal

  • Dylan James, from Plymouth, received birthday cards from around the world
  • He expected not to receive any cards after spending nine months in hospital
  • His mother Natasha James, 33, asked the public to help mark his ninth birthday 
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A deaf and autistic boy who hasn’t got any friends, was surprised with more than 700 birthday cards sent by strangers across the world.

Natasha James, 33, from Plymouth, Devon, put an appeal out on Facebook to see if anyone would send her son Dylan a card for his ninth birthday. 

Having been taken out of school due to his condition more than a year ago, Dylan lost contact with other pupils while he spent nine months receiving treatment in London.

Natasha said they were stunned by the mountain of cards that kept arriving through the post for him – even during the coronavirus lockdown.

Dylan James (pictured) from Plymouth, Devon, who was taken out of school over a year ago due to his health condition, has received 714 birthday cards from strangers around the world

Dylan spent most of his birthday on Thursday 26 March, opening up his 714 cards as his mother filmed his joyous reaction to all.   

Natasha said: ‘Dylan spent a long time in London in hospital and has been out of school for over a year. He doesn’t have any friends, which is horrible to say.

‘I put an appeal on Facebook to see if anyone would send him a card.

‘The response we had from strangers was completely overwhelming. People were contacting us saying they would like to buy him something, and what sort of card would he want.

‘They were absolutely brilliant. We thought we might get about 100, which would have made it very special. But the last count we had 714.

‘They were still putting things through the door right up until his birthday and leaving presents on the doorstep.’

Natasha revealed they received cards from as far away as Las Vegas and Australia. A chief petty officer in the Royal Navy, known as Bernie, also delivered a box of arts and crafts and 55 cards from all recruits at the navy barracks.

She continued: ‘We have been inundated with cards and little gifts. The appeal went live on Facebook four weeks ago and things started arriving the following day. The postman had to knock on the door every day and they had to come in a special van. Some days there were 10, other days there were 50.

Dylan (pictured) received birthday cards from as far away as Las Vegas and Australia, in addition to small gifts 

Dylan’s mother Natasha James, 33, revealed his birthday was tough to celebrate because he didn’t understand why he couldn’t go out

‘On his actual birthday we had 103 cards.

‘We were stunned. I put the appeal up and just hoped for the best and thought some would be better than nothing.

‘It is such a tough time for people at the moment and they are not meant to be going out.

‘We thought it would really slow down with the coronavirus but people were still making the effort by posting them during their only exercise of the day and they continued to turn up.

‘We are just so grateful that we are surrounded by such lovely people who were able to make Dylan’s day so special.

‘His birthday was tough. He is autistic and does not understand why he can not go out. He kept asking throughout the day, can we go out now and can he have a friend come over?

Natasha said the cards posted to Dylan (pictured) has been overwhelming, they will be rotating a display of the post in their front room 

‘Every time he did we just went back to open more cards. It took hours to go through them all.

‘It certainly gave us something to focus on and made the day a lot easier.

‘People are only allowed out once a day and to think during this time they wanted to post cards for my little boy was overwhelming. It means the world they were still making the effort for Dylan.

‘You can see in the video he was totally overwhelmed. His reaction was brilliant. He didn’t know where to start and was so intrigued to find out where they had all come from.’

Natasha said Dylan had been out of school since February last year and had lost contact with everyone since. He spent nine months in London being treated and was now living at home with his three siblings.

She added: ‘He does not understand the situation so it has been difficult with him. But this meant the world to us.

‘We will display the cards as much as we can in the front room and will be rotating them each day.

‘It made a very difficult time slightly easier and we will be forever grateful to the kindness strangers showed to my little boy.’

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