Our Stories - Kieran McAllister Story

Being in a plastercast is no fun at the best of times…..
But when you’re also wheelchair-bound, laughs must be pretty thin on the ground.
That’s why the Teddy Bear Foundation stepped in to brighten up the life of seven-year-old Kieran McAllister, from Aberdeen.

The lad, who has cerebral palsy, recently had to undergo major hip surgery and is due to be in plaster for quite some time.
Mum, Karen, was determined that she would do everything to try and bring some fun into his life after the operation.
She wrote to us, asking if we would provide a deep coracle swing seat to go with the swing frame which the family had managed to buy.
Now, Kieran is rocking and rolling in his garden after we provided the £200 needed to get him off the ground.
Karen said:”Kieran absolutely loves the outdoors – he’s happy to go out in all weathers as long as he’s wrapped up.
“I found out a friend of mine who lives a few miles away got a swing from the Teddy Bear Foundation and I thought:”Why not?  I’ll give it a go.
“The response was amazing.  No sooner had I sent off my request than a cheque was popping through my door, no questions asked.
“I think the Teddy Bear Foundation is brilliant.
“For now, while he is in cast and off school, he’s having more fun than if he stayed in the house all the time.”

Kieran loves being outdoors in his swing seat.


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