Christmas came early for one of the district’s bravest little boys when he met his real-life hero.
Callum Wilson (9) had his left leg amputated below the knee 10 weeks ago after suffering years of pain from the rare genetic condition pseudoarthrosis.
But already he is wearing his prosthetic leg and back at school.
Last week his dream to meet Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint finally came true thanks to the Starlight Children’s Foundation which grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill youngsters.
Callum, along with parents, Pamela (35) and Stuart (34), and brother Grant (5), was whisked off to London.
The Bainsford Primary pupil and his mum then attended a reception in Downing Street where he finally met Rupert, best known for his role as Ron Weasley, as well as a host of other celebrities.
Pamela said: “He had an absolutely fantastic time. Callum first made his wish two years ago and it was worth waiting for.”
Pamela and husband Stuart had to make the agonising decision to allow doctors to amputate their young son’s leg.
Callum was first diagonised with the condition – where the bones break easily and fail to knit together properly – seven years ago.
This summer, after 18 operations to attempt to repair his leg, the couple were advised that his it should be removed below the knee.
Pamela, of Bainsford, said: “Callum has been brilliant and only two days after the operation at Yorkhill Hospital he was mobile again.”
His trip to London to meet Rupert Grint was courtesy of the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
After, Rupert said: “This has been a very special day. It was a huge pleasure to attend and get to meet Callum, who is a very brave young man with a seriously impressive knowledge of Harry Potter.”