Graham uses pedal power to support cousin

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A cousin of Kintrye’s Super Cooper went the extra mile on Sunday with a sponsored cycle to help raise money to buy the brave youngster a new state of the art wheelchair and trike.

Cooper’s story first appeared in full two weeks ago in the Courier when we told how the parents of 7-year-old ‘cerebral palsy warrior’ were raising money to give him more independence.

Cooper Scally, known as Super Cooper, was born 14 weeks prematurely on May 14, 2012 weighing just 1lb 12oz. Despite all the odds Cooper thrives today but cannot walk, talk or eat independently.

When his cousin Graham Brown, also 7, heard his parents Zoey and Greg were raising money he decided, on his own, that he wanted to do something to help.

So on Sunday he cycled from Campbeltown ferry terminal to Machrihanish and back with his dad, also Graham Brown, by his side. He started to struggle at Drumlemble on the way back in as his legs had started to ache but was determined to carry on after stopping to enjoy a flask of tea with his dad. He arrived back to the ferry terminal to a crowd of close friends and family cheering him on with their homemade banners after just two and a half hours. Money from sponser sheets is still being handed in but so far Graham has raised around £2,000.

Cooper’s mum Zoey said: ‘We’d just like to thanks Graham’s mum Janna for handing out sponsorship forms and collecting the money, his dad for supporting Graham to do the sponsored cycle and to all the local people who donated and businesses that have taken in sponser forms. I’d also like to thank Wee Toon Trendz for donating a personalised t-shirt for Graham to wear during his cycle. The biggest thank you of all of course goes to our wonderful nephew Graham for such a selfless act, cousins really do make the best friends and Cooper is very lucky to have him!’

 

Cousins Graham and Cooper are the best of friends. NO_B42cooper01

Graham with his personalised t-shirt. NO_B42cooper02

Family and friends gather to see Graham off. NO_B42cooper03

Supporters with their home made banners wait for Graham’s return. NO_B42cooper04