Local hero Persian (6) to run Great Birmingham Mini Run to support friends still battling cancer

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Six year old Persian Dutton is a well known smiley, happy face around Northfield and, here at B31 Voices, he’s one of our heroes! 

Persian met Peppa Pig at Northfield Shopping Centre last year - as he celebrated 1 year in remission!
Persian met Peppa Pig at Northfield Shopping Centre last year – as he celebrated 1 year in remission!

Persian has battled cancer since the age of 2 and today – 2 years into remission – he runs the Great Birmingham Mini Run for his friends at Birmingham Children Hospital who are still fighting the fight.

Persian and mum Kate, who will be running with him today, received help from the hospital when he was diagnosed with a form of kidney cancer at the age of just 2. They both feel immensely grateful to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for their support over the years, during Persian’s brave fight with cancer and, later, supporting them with his autism.

Persian and one of his heroes: Northfield PCSO George Homer
Persian and one of his heroes: Northfield PCSO George Homer. Click to see Persian’s Make a Wish day

Thankful mum, Kate, said: “I will always be in debt to this amazing place that really is a home away from home – not just for the children but for a parents and families to. We want to say thank you for saving Persians life, we want to run in memory of our friends who have gained their wings and we want to support our friends still fighting.”

“Persian [is] doing this to help his friends who are still fighting.. To make their fight easier.”

persianposterAnd Kate thanked local people for their support. She said: “We have had so much amazing support from our local community over the years, I want to show just how far my lil warrior as come – with thanks to each and every person who as been there for us.

And Persian is definitely Kate’s hero too: “I am blessed to be your mommy and you amaze me everyday.”

Run like the wind, Persian and enjoy your day, both!

To help Persian and Kate support Birmingham Children’s Hospital, visit their donation page

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