Grandfather's trek for grandson's charity

FUNDRAISER: Amos Parker and Muppet

FUNDRAISER: Amos Parker and Muppet

First published in Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

A GRANDAD has walked 150-miles in seven days for a children's liver charity that helped save his grandson’s life.

The 54-year-old community worker, who has changed his name to Muppett, hiked from Silverdale across to Whitby for four-year-old Amos Pascal Harker, who lives with his mum in Ilkley - the family got help from the Children's Liver Foundation.

Amos,was just nine-weeks-old when he had a seven-hour life-saving operation after doctors discovered he had biliary atresia, a rare condition in new-born babies where the common bile duct between the liver and small intestine becomes blocked.

Only about 50 cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.

Anyone still wanting to sponsor Muppet (pictured), who works for CNet in Bradford, can contact him at muppett@ or go to M-Uppett1

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