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Pride of Britain - Manchester Reporter

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Transcripts - Pride of Britain - Manchester Reporter

  • 1. + souTH MANCHESTER REPORTER, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009 PAGE 9 A MAN living on borrowed well as the heart, lungs, stom- $OFROUE: Cad$/0rutfi time could be in line for a by Susonnoh Wr.ight ach and other organs. palonb Fl€d and Lida Pride of Britain award. Carl has to be fed through a ead Tilson has duchenne charity and we would be tube directly into his stomach Awards is run by the Daily muscular dystroph! - a mus- happy to receive a nomination and has heart and breathins Mirror, IT{ the Co-op, and The cle-wasting condition which for him." problems. Prince's Trust. It recognises means he is wheelchair-bound Carl, who lives. on Lonsdale Carl and other campaigrr- people who have shown excep- and needs 24-hour care. Most Road, Levenshulme, with his ers from Action Duchenne tional courage in adverse situ- parents Fred and Linda, is the want the government to put ations and those who go the sufferers do not live past their grandson of Fred snr who early 20s. 9S0million towards clinical extra mile to help others. played for MCFC in the 1930s research trials such as those This is the tenth year they The 22-year-old has target- ed winning one of the awards and scored the team's two win- done by Professor Kate have been run and the awards as a legacy to highlight his ning goals against Portsmouth Bushby at t}te University of ceremony will be held at the campaign for more funding in the FA Cup final in 1934. Newcastle upon Tyne. ITV studios in London on Carl said: "I can't carry on Carl said: "It's like being a Monday October 5. into the condition - and organ- my grandad's legacy in the isers of the awards say they boxer and fighting to win a would love to receive a nomi- way I would have liked. championship belt, but lTo nomin#Garl, gob "Maybe if I can win a Pride instead of fighting for a belt, www.prid€oftdbin.com. nation for him. of Britain award, I could cre- .Nominations must be Despite his- difficulties, my championship is a cure." Carl is a tireless campaigner ate a legacy in my own right The Pride of Britain recolved by Fdday, AuSust 7 that would potentially help for Action Duchenne, a chari- other duchenne sufferers. ty which helps sufferers and is "Living with duchenne is lobbying the government to like living in an hourglass fund clinical trials. with your body slowly wasting His activities - including away and there's nothing you the 130,000 he helped raise at can do about it. an event at Manchester Citv "You're stuck watching FC in February and his trip tb yourself dying, never knowing London to speak to health how long your body will last." ministers - have been com- Duchenne muscular dys- mended by the Pride of trophy is a genetic condition Britain organisers. that affects one in 3,500 male A spokesperson for the births and occasionally girls awards said: "Carl sounds like whose bodies cannot produce a remarkable man, not least the dystrophin protein. because, despite all his chal- The muscles gradually lenges, he raises money for waste, affecting mobility as F I t/

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