Upload a photo Upload a video Upload an mp3 Upload an event

News


Lad Saved By Hospital Names Train And Meets Cricket Hero

Thursday March 14 2013


Owen Wilkinson and Michael Vaughan name a train after the Children's Hospital Sheffield Owen Wilkinson and Michael Vaughan name a train after the Children's Hospital Sheffield


A CRICKET-MAD 10-year-old met his hero and helped him name a train after the hospital that saved the younster's life.

Owen Wilkinson, from Monk Bretton, joined former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan to take part in the special naming ceremony to honour Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Owen, who is a pupil at Mapplewell Primary, had his life saved by surgeons there after a fall at school caused a severe bleed on his brain.

However, the ordeal, which happened just two years ago, was firmly at the back of Owen's mind when he met Michael to name the East Midlands Trains' Meridian train as 'Children's Hospital Sheffield'.

"Many people aren't aware there are only four dedicated children's hospitals in the country and we are lucky enough to have one in Sheffield," the ex-England star said.

"You only need to hear Owen's story to see what an extraordinary place it is," he added.

Leave a comment
comments powered by Disqus
2 Showing 2 comments

Reply Posted by Joanne on Wednesday March 13 2013 at 14:41
Owens a great boy especially with what he has been through, he has wonderful parents who both work full time but are also always fundraising for the hospital. Such special people xxx

Reply Posted by ela on Sunday April 7 2013 at 17:40
well done Owen.a tough and special boy.x