A single mum-of-eight is appealing for help to take her terminally ill son to Disneyland Paris so he can meet his hero Lightning McQueen.
Jenny Crumpton, of Killamarsh, wants to make the trip happen for her car-mad five-year-old son Harrison, who was born with half a heart.
Jenny, who was a South Yorkshire Police officer for 15 years before she had to give up to care for Harrison full-time, said: “Harrison was born with congenital heart disease.
“He gets out of breath very easily, he goes blue very quickly, he has always got cold hands and feet and he can be very lethargic.
“At times he can have this burst of energy that lasts ten minutes or so and then that’s it, he is wiped out for three hours.”
Harrison lives with Jenny and three of his siblings – Cory, 13, Maddison, 12, and Bailey-Rae, three. Jenny also has four other children, aged 28, 25, 21 and 19.
Jenny, aged 44, said: “He is a character. He wraps everybody around his finger. He is very comical, very sarcastic and always positive.”
Harrison, who attends Killamarsh Infants four mornings a week, has had three heart operations at Leeds General Infirmary and receives continuing support from Chesterfield Hospital. His life expectancy is unknown.
Jenny said: “I am the one who puts him to bed and checks on him first thing in the morning.
“He is my little boy and my responsibility. The older ones all idolise him. They aren’t able to take him anywhere because he needs his medication but they do come and spend a lot of time with him.”
Harrison’s big passion is cars and he has thousands of toys at home. His favourite car is Lightning McQueen from the Cars movies and he dreams of meeting the character at Disneyland Paris.
Jenny said: “For him to see Lightning McQueen, that would be him complete.
“He is obsessed. When you say to him, ‘What is the one thing you want?’ He will always say, ‘I want to see Lightning McQueen.’”
Jenny, along with a number of friends and family members including family friend Mark Kehoe, are now trying to raise funds for a Disneyland Paris trip for Harrison.
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