Couple moved to tears by people’s generosity at yard sale for grandson’s operation

16:00 14 November 2012

Harry Boyce at physiotherapy

Harry Boyce at physiotherapy

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A COUPLE who held a yard sale to raise funds for their young grandson’s life-changing surgery were moved to tears by the generosity of those who attended.

Brian and Marilyn Boyce expected to raise £200 for four-year-old Harry’s American operation but the people of Wimblington, Doddington and the surrounding areas contributed £1,165 to the fund.

Harry Boyce was born eight weeks prematurely and has Periventricular Leukomalacia and Cerebral Palsy which prevents him from sitting, standing or walking independently.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, a course of treatment which could help him to sit un-aided and walk, is available at St Louis’ Children’s Hospital in Missouri but it costs £55,000.

Mr Boyce said: “There were times we were actualy in tears due to the generosity of the people.

“Three local children donated their money box they were saving for their holidays adding £140 to the fund.

“A total stranger handed us a cheque for £30 and two elderly gentlemen would not stop spending and paying way over the price we were asking.”

The landlord of the Ship Inn in Manea was inspired by Harry’s story to hold a Halloween night on his behalf and Natalie Hall is doing a sponsored parachute jump on November 23.

You can find out more about the campaign at helpingharry.net.

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