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Hemel brothers put their best foot forward for charity 

 Published on: 13th May 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two brothers are walking from their Hemel Hempstead home to Great Ormond Street Hospital next month to raise money for the hospitals children charity.

Both Liam, eight and Thomas, 10, are walking 26 miles to the hospital which has helped Liam since he was a young child. 

At a young age, Liam was diagnosed with duplex kidney which means that he has three kidneys, but his right kidney is dysfunctioning and one of his left kidneys suffers from reflux. 

The boys mum, Karen, revealed to MyHemelNews that Liam wanted to visit the hospital without being a patient and his big brother joined him to push him on all the way. 

She said: “I am very proud of them. Liam came up with the idea but Thomas joined him for moral support. They are both excited for the walk as we have started training by going on long walks as a family.”

Both Karen, the boys and their dad have been going on walks every week and walked 21 miles earlier this month.

The brothers “get on like a house on fire” said Karen and are always there for eachother when they need it. 

Karen, who takes Liam to Great Ormond Street every six months for a scan, has hailed the hospital as amazing. 

Karen added: “Everytime we go, we have to have a scan and the results then depend on when we go back next. But the hospital, the staff and facilities at the hospital are amazing. 

“They just wash all your problems away. They are great with the kids and the families which is why I said to Liam that he should raise the money for the charity connected because they have helped him so much.”

To visit the brothers JustGiving page, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/karen-kelly44

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