It’s not everyone who can state their name has actually been lit up throughout London’s BT Tower but six-year-old Tony Hudgell can claim just that.
” He had a big smile on his face and his little legs were going, that’s what he does when he’s delighted,” stated his proud mum Paula.
It was to coincide with the reality that the little kid was crowned the Pride of Britain Good Early Morning Britain Young Fundraising event after raising more than ₤ 1.5 million for the medical facility that saved his life as an infant.
Tony was just41 days old when he was admitted to healthcare facility with several fractures, sepsis and organ failure.
Abused by his birth parents, each of his small limbs had been broken and he had been without medical attention for up to 10 days. But foster carer Paula offered him a house with her other half and eight older kids, and Tony flourished.
And on Sunday night his parents let him keep up late as an unique reward so he could see himself be transmitted to countless viewers on the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in collaboration with TSB.