Community supports Kane’s Disney dream

Four year old Kane Smith has just been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, pictured with his dad Martin Smith. (h212a427)
Four year old Kane Smith has just been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, pictured with his dad Martin Smith. (h212a427)
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The family of little Kane Smith – who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy – are making progress in their bid to raise £10k to take the youngster on the trip of a lifetime.

The money will be used to take five-year-old Kane on a trip to Disney World Florida before his condition worsens.

Thanks to the support of the local community, more than £2,200 has been raised so far.

Kane’s dad Martin Smith, 31, of Holly Bank, Hemsworth, said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped and supported us.

“We couldn’t have raised this amount of money without them.

“We are planning lots of events in the new year to raise more money and hopefully enough to go to Disney World before Kane’s health deteriorates.”

The incurable condition means Kane – a pupil at Walton Primary School – will be wheelchair-bound before he reaches his teens and is only expected to live until his 20s.

Mr Smith added: “He’s finding it hard at school and his legs are getting more and more tired but the school has been really supportive.

“He’s starting a steroid trial and he’s getting a wheelchair for when he’s tired but he’s still a happy little boy.”

A market at Hemsworth Sports Centre is being held to raise money for Kane.

The event takes place on Saturday, December 6 from noon to 4pm.

For more information on the appeal, search JustKane on Facebook.