Brave four-year-old amputee Harley Slack beamed with joy yesterday as kids’ TV superhero Sportacus visited the Manchester hospital where he’s lived for months after being struck down by meningitis.
Muscleman Magnus Scheving, who created and plays Sportacus, flew in from Iceland along with a representative from a leading manufacturer of prosthetic limbs who promised Harley a set of junior “sprinting feet”.
A hospital worker fought back tears and said: “I don’t think I’ve seen Harley smile before.”
The newspaper’s reporting on the tot’s plight had touched the nation’s heart and swelled the parents’ fundraising campaign to more than £400,000.
(Continue reading in UK’s Sun w/ photos)