Little Logan North received star treatment when he returned to school for the first time in a year.
Just days after starting at St Mary and St Benedict’s Catholic Primary in Bamber Bridge, near Preston, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and has been too ill to go to school,
Now the five-year-old has been back to join his classmates in a special event to help raise money to send him to the United States for lifesaving treatment.
Logan, from of Collins Road in Bamber Bridge, has already had surgery, intensive chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. He was part of a UK trial but no longer qualifies because cancerous cells had returned after initial treatment. Now his family are trying raise £250,000 to send him to America to complete the treatment.
Logan was invited back to school after staff and pupils organised a sponsored pyjama and welly waddle.
Besides giving him a chance to catch up with classmates, he was asked to officially start the event.
Although too ill to walk himself, his dad Ian carried him round so he could complete a lap of the school field.
The event saw all 270 plus pupils and staff as well as those from neighbouring Rainbow’s End Pre-School braving the damp air and mud-soaked grounds to help swell the fund, and have so far raised nearly £3,000.
Mum Amanda said: “He wasn’t meant to be taking part but had a really good time and was really happy to see his friends again.”