Monday, February 23, 2015

Nice one Perdo!

I just wanted to share a feel good story after seeing a photo on Facebook a friend shared after Bowl A Rama down on Bondi Beach last Saturday.

It was a small gesture from Pedro Barros that really made the day of a young Sydney skateboard enthusiast, Tomas. Tomas loves skateboarding, despite his disability and lacking the motor skills to skate, he plays skate 3 on his xbox almost daily. He also has a special modified wheel chair with a wider front wheel so his Dad can push him around on ramps!

Tomas was born ten weeks premature. At five days old Tomas developed Meningitis which effected his physical development. Tomas was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 6 months. It was said that Tomas would not walk, Nine years after this diagnosis Tomas proves them all wrong and took a few steps.

A giant novelty cheque! Not sure if you can actually cash it for the 9 grand? But it is something Tomas will treasure forever, and a small act of kindness from Pedro that has put a smile on the face of not only Tomas, but everyone who saw that photo.
A big thanks to Tomas' Dad for letting me share the story and the photo's, I hope it puts a smile on your face today and a little bit of Pedro's kindness rubs off.

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