INSPIRATIONAL Lee Martin has arrived home after his trip of a lifetime to America.
Lee, one of just 67 people in the world with a rare chromosome disorder known as Diploid-triploid mosaicism, travelled to Houston Texas two weeks ago to meet others with the condition and take part in a special conference. There he met 10 others with the condition, for the conference which was the first of its kind. He arrived home on Thursday afternoon and mother Caroline Martin admitted she is still pinching herself it actually happened.
“Watching the 10 kids who made it to the conference was just magic. It was as if they knew each other all of their lives. They bonded like nothing I’ve seen before. It was amazing how similar they all are, their wee hands and feet are all the same, some have different levels of disability though.”
For Lee it was a trip he will never forget, as Caroline explained:
“Lee has fallen in love with Texas and USA with him. Everyone couldn’t believe what’s he’s came through and to still be so loving. He just cracked them up. We were sitting having breakfast on Sunday morning saying goodbye to Raffael, Julie and David when Lee spots a man with cowboy hat. He just shouts at the top of his voice ‘yeehaa’. We all just burst into laughter.”
She added: “The highlight has to be watching the kids just walk over and hug each other.”
She added: “The links and bonds that have been formed is truly way beyond my world.”
Through the Herald Caroline thanked everyone who has supported Lee and the family, helping turn his dream into a reality.
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