Youngster writes to Queen about big brother’s cerebral palsy

The younger brother of a little boy leading a campaign to help those with cerebral palsy recently wrote to the Queen to tell her about his older sibling’s fundraising efforts.

Josh Baddeley, aged seven, penned a letter to Her Majesty to tell her about brother Ben’s movement disorder and his battle to receive treatment which is no longer available following a health service review.

After sending the message, the schoolboy received a very special message of support from the Queen’s lady-in-waiting Jennifer Gordon-Lennox.

“The Queen wishes to thank you for your letter and the message sent to Her Majesty on the occasion of her 90th birthday,” said the correspondence, which carried the official Buckingham Palace seal.

“It was kind of you to tell the Queen a little about yourself and your brother and I am to send you, and Ben, Her Majesty’s good wishes and thank you, once again, for writing as you did.”

Proud mum Amy, from Staffordshire, said: “Joshua is super impressed to get a letter from the Palace. He just wanted to help his brother bless him. It is sibling love.”

Ben, aged 12, had undergone pioneering surgery to improve his mobility after readers of the Daily Mirror newspaper raised £20,000 to cover the cost of an operation which was cancelled by the NHS at the eleventh hour.

Since then his family have faced an ongoing battle to have the physiotherapy which follows the procedure funded by the health service.

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