Josh, 6, completes Miles for Men after brain tumour op

Josh Dawson centre with family friends John Rogers (left) and Russell Welsh (right)
Josh Dawson centre with family friends John Rogers (left) and Russell Welsh (right)

LITTLE fighter Josh Dawson sprinted across the finishing line just months after undergoing surgery for a brain tumour.

The six-year-old from Seaton Carew is still feeling the effects of months of intensive radiotherapy and underwent lifesaving surgery last October for the tumour.

A scan in March revealed a worrying build up of fluid where the tumour was.

Josh gets tired easily but he was determined to run in Miles for Men to raise money for cancer research and came across the finishing line in around 30 minutes yesterday.

Mum Michaela Dawson, 46, said: “I’m really proud of him. I think he was a bit overwhelmed by the scale of the event when he arrived.

“He is a typical little boy who loves running around and chasing everybody.”

Josh, who attends Holy Trinity Primary School, in Seaton Carew, was joined on the course by family friends John Rogers and Russell Welsh.

John said: “He kept running a bit and needed a little rest in the wheelchair but he sprinted at the end and we couldn’t keep up with him.

“He was like a whippet.”

Josh proudly showed off his medal at the end and said he will run it again next year.