Igor KOZLOV, “the FACTS”
I’m sure many remember the story of how Britain’s Second world war veteran Thomas Moore in April made the 100 walks in his garden, leaning on a Walker. He set a goal to make it to their 100-year anniversary and thus attract the attention of compatriots to the dedicated work of doctors during a pandemic COVID-19. Captain Tom, as he was named by the British media, was hoping to collect for the National health system (NHS) at least a thousand pounds, but the result exceeded all expectations. In the end, on a special account opened by the family of Moore by 30 April — the day of the anniversary — it was translated a total of 31 million pounds, or $ 39 million!
Birthday Thomas turned into a national holiday. The veteran has congratulated Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the order. Thought it was a fine conclusion story of captain Tom. But then no one suspected that Moore had committed another wonderful act by his example, he inspired a five year old boy with amputated legs!
Tony Hazell lives in the village of kings hill in Kent to the South-East of London. The care of foster parents. Biological father and mother made the boy disabled. Tony was just 41 days old, when they mocked at what the child lost his leg.
The boy saved the lives of the doctors at children’s hospital Evelina London. Not so long ago they did for Tony new dentures, but the child was afraid to walk on them, and besides, he was hurt.
And suddenly he saw on TV Captain Tom. “Tony exclaimed, “Look, he’s like me! And he goes! If That Captain can walk, I can too!” — says foster mom, boy Paola Hagell.
Tony made a commitment to pass on their dentures 10 kilometers. He also asked parents to open an account and start collecting money for “Evelina” to thank the doctors who saved him. The boy dreamed to pass the hospital £ 500.
Tony Hazell overcame 10 km in a few days ahead of his own time. Do you know how much money was transferred to the British boy? Don’t believe it — £ 1.2 million! Donations made ordinary people and celebrities such as famous football player Frank Lampard.
Supported for years, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the former Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron and many other famous people.
But most of all, says Paola, Tony was delighted with the greetings and videos that he sent Thomas Moore with her daughter and grandchildren. “Our son on top of the world! Captain Tom praised him,” says Mrs. Hagell.
Thanked Tony and orthopedic surgeon Michael Kokkinakis of “Evelina”, the same doctor who operated on the boy, and then picked up his dentures. “Your self-discipline and positive attitude are an example to us all, Tony. Look at what you’ve achieved and how much money was collected for our hospital! Keep going! You never stop!” said Kokkinakis.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported about the unprecedented charity concert online, which was conducted by famous musicians from around the world to raise money for the doctors leading the fight against the coronavirus. Stars sang, being at home in isolation.