Kai gets operation date – but brother is taken ill

Comedian Ryan Gleeson is fundraising for Kai Hodgkinson by doing a week of challenges and chores.  Pictured is Kai (centre) with dad Brian Roberts and brother Codie Hodgkinson.

Comedian Ryan Gleeson is fundraising for Kai Hodgkinson by doing a week of challenges and chores. Pictured is Kai (centre) with dad Brian Roberts and brother Codie Hodgkinson.

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It was the news they had so desperately waited to hear – but when the letter dropped on the doorstep at Kai Hodgkinson’s home to say the youngster had finally been accepted for surgery to help him walk, the occasion was tarnished with anguish.

In a cruel twist of fate, just 24 hours earlier, Kai’s big brother Codie had been told he had a tumour growing inside his thigh bone.

The 10-year-old had been suffering with severe pain in his leg. After anti-inflammatory drugs failed to relieve his symptoms, doctors rushed him to A&E for further investigation.

 

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