Charity offers ‘dream holiday’ to Southbourne boy with life-limiting conditions

L-R Neil, Lawson,  Harley, Donna
L-R Neil, Lawson, Harley, Donna

A 13-year-old boy with a life-limiting conditions has had his dream family holiday granted following the help of a charity.

Lawson Redman, from Southbourne, was diagnosed with mitochondrial disorder and epilepsy when he was four, which has left him unable to walk.

His mother, Donna, applied for a place on Caudwell Children’s annual Destination Dreams holiday to Disney World, Florida, and was delighted when she found out Lawson had been offered a place for the December 2016 trip.

She said: “It’s difficult to contemplate going on holiday as Lawson has regular visits to hospital.

“Being too far away from his doctors feels a bit of a risk, and we would be uncomfortable taking Lawson overseas on our own.

“However, Destination Dreams is completely different as they take a team of paediatric doctors and nurses.”

Now, Donna is encouraging others to donate to the charity in order to secure places for other children in the area for next year’s holiday.

“Visiting Disney World, in Florida, will be a dream come true for Lawson, ” Donna added.

“I hope that the public support the charity so that other children get the same opportunity next year.”