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Brain Tumour Discovered In Eight-Year-Old After Being Knocked Over By Car

Monday February 25 2013




A SCHOOLBOY whose malignant brain tumour was discovered in a scan after he was knocked over by a car says he wants to thank the motorist.

Eight-year-old Liam Kennedy, from Wombwell, was knocked over while cycling and although he escaped with only minor bruising and grazing to his head, doctors became concerned when he showed memory lapses.

A precautionary CAT scan revealed a dark patch on his brain, and a later MRI scan showed this to be a tumour.

Mum Sharmane Kennedy, 24, said it was a 'miracle' he was knocked over when he was.

"Doctors told us if it had gone unnoticed for another couple of weeks he could have lost the use of the left hand side of his body or had a stroke."

Liam's since undergone a seven-hour operation to remove the tumour, and is to fly to Florida for further proton beam treatment which is unavailable in the UK.

''Liam actually said he wanted to send a card thanking the person who knocked him over, but we haven't got round to finding out who it was yet," added Sharmane.

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Reply Posted by chris lee on Monday February 25 2013 at 12:15
hope liam gets well soon,wishing him all the best wishes anyone can send to him and hope florida comes good in the treatment he recieves ,good luck and hope to see him soon.xxxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by anon on Monday February 25 2013 at 14:55
what an absolute miracle this little boy WAS knocked off his bike. they say things happen for a reason, and i hope thr driver concerned can rest in the fact that they have proberbly given this little boy his life back, rather than hindering him. hope everything goes well for liam and his family xx

Reply Posted by rainbow on Monday February 25 2013 at 17:28
So good to hear a story with a happy ending for a change. Good luck Liam hope you have a chance to enjoy Florida as well. All the best rainbow..

Reply Posted by tracey on Monday February 25 2013 at 22:07
1 question y does e want to thank the driver? n hope u gt better soon lil mam xxx

Reply Posted by kaz on Wednesday February 27 2013 at 11:47
Hi well i guess he wants to thank the driver ...because he was involved in a rta and los of memory its routing to undertake a ct scan and without being knocked off his bike the scan would not have taken place...so by having the accident and needing scan his tumour was spotted xx good luck little star hope yr treatment is a sucess xxx

Reply Posted by George on Friday March 1 2013 at 08:51
It is not everyday something bad happens, and something good comes out of it. To a degree, the car driver is a miracle man, without hitting the boy, he could of been very ill now.