Aston is a 12-year-old power-chair footballer who has recently worked his way up to respresenting Nottingham Forest. At just aged 3 Aston was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is a progressive, life-limiting, muscle wasting disease. The disease effects every muscle within Aston’s body which unfortunately, meant he lost the ability to walk at the age of 8. At 12-years-old he now has has very limited movement but is able to play football with the aid of a power-chair.
He loves playing football and is very passionate about the sport, since he was 8-years-old he has been playing and achieving in power-chair football. Aston’s parents said that “being part of a team and having the opportunity to achieve and experience a competitive sport has bought so much to Aston’s life”.
Aston has been very successful with his football, winning both the ‘players player’ award and ‘top goal scorer’ award within the last two seasons at his football club. His parents describe him as an “intelligent, sociable and confident young man who has lots of friends”.
Currently Aston is hindered by the old, second-hand power-chair he plays in, to overcome this issue his family are fundraising to buy him a newer power-chair that will enable him to have more control whilst playing. The cost of the chair Aston hopes to buy, the ‘DB Bullet’ is £6,750 and is the most cost-effective chair on the market in the UK today.
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