Boy who survived caravan fire to ‘climb Everest’ after brother’s death

A boy who suffered life-changing burns in a caravan fire that killed his brother, three, is attempting to climb the equivalent of Everest at home.

Zac Harvey died in the blaze last January, during a sleepover with his father near Tregaron, Ceredigion. His brother Harley, then aged four, was not expected to survive his injuries – but 14 months on has made a nearly full recovery. The cause of the fire is unknown but not being treated as suspicious. The boys’ father, Shaun, also required hospital treatment and the family is awaiting an inquest.

so Harley, now aged five, and his older brother Alex have decided to raise money for local charity Welsh Dragon Burns Club. Their aim over 12 weeks is to climb the equivalent of the 29,031ft (8,848m) to the summit of Mount Everest, which they calculate to be about 44,000 steps.

“Originally we wanted to walk up Snowdon but… doing that on stairs wasn’t enough of a challenge, so we went for Everest,” said Erin.
“Harley and Alex have been so great, especially Harley. His positivity and energy has helped us all get through it, especially me.
“Every day there’ll be something that reminds me of Zac and I’ll get emotional. But I have the kids to help pick me back up and get on with it for them.”

Published by charlesghose

Charles Ghose graduated the University Of Greenwich London with a BA in Communications and Media. His university life was very enriched by his very active participation in various University societies. Charles ran the gamut of campus student communities; he was involved with the Politics and Debate Societies, Students Union, and University Of Greenwich Choir, and chamber choir. Charles Ghose acts as an independent contractor working in the very lucrative Freelance Translator Field. He has been hired by various International Humanitarian NGO's, private corporations, and The Overseas Fellowship Mission. Charles has also lead workshops for employers on the theme of mindfulness training courses for the improvement of employee’s health and well-being. Charles is a strong believer that a happy work force adds to higher productivity and loyalty to a company by employees.

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