After suffering a stroke at the beginning of the year William became critically ill and ended up in an induced coma. He spent many weeks in hospital and was still there during the Covid-19 lockdown which meant his sister couldn’t visit him. He even celebrated his birthday in hospital but managed to get out of bed and walk to his cake to blow his candles out. He finally returned home in April and his school are looking forward to welcoming him back in September.
Williams’ teacher told us ” Everyone in school and the wider British forces community here are incredibly proud of the physical and emotional strength shown by this resilient young man. He is our little hero!”
Louise Fetigan, Founder of Little Troopers, adds:
“William is a shining example of just how brave and strong military children can be. Dealing with critical illness is never easy but not only has William had to face his battle during the Covid-19 lockdown, and the restrictions this placed on him seeing his family while he was in hospital, he has also been coping with all this while living overseas!”
William will receive a Little Troopers medal, certificate and special prize as part of his award. Well Done William. You’re a real Little Trooper!”