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PICTURES: Pals bring a ray of sunshine to young crash victim Liam Clark.
7:00am Friday 4th January 2013 in News
THIRTY FOUR Santas marched through cold and wet winter weather to bring a ray of sunshine to young Liam Clark.
Liam’s family and friends trekked from his home in St Helens to Alder Hey Hospital where he is still receiving treatment months after an horrific bike smash.
Life is never going to be the same for Liam after the 16-year-old from Clock Face suffered horrific injuries, when he came off a scrambler bike near Dream in Sutton Manor, which left him in a coma for a month.
The St Cuthbert’s pupil broke a vertebra in his back, had a collapsed lung and sustained massive head injuries.
He is still in Alder Hey Hospital and his mum Nicky now must prepare for the prospect of a major change in lifestyle, when he goes home, meaning they may be forced to move into a specially adapted house.
The 37-year-old mum organised the Santa Stride to raise as much cash as possible to help make her son’s life a little easier.
The 34 Santas including Liam’s younger brother Jamie, set out from Nicky’s home.
Speaking the day after the walk she said: “I have muscles aching in places I didn’t know existed. But we had a laugh.
“What they didn’t know was that when they got to Alder Hey, Liam would be there waiting. We got a bit emotional.
“His mates haven’t seen him for 14 weeks and we all had a cry; even the nurses.”