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