Midlothian dad pulls on running shoes for son

Craig Mclaren, Eskbank, Dalkeith who is to do a charity run to help pay for physio for his son.

Craig Mclaren, Eskbank, Dalkeith who is to do a charity run to help pay for physio for his son.

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Eskbank resident Craig McLaren is ready to go the extra distance to help his son walk.

The 47-year-old, of 9 Dalhousie Crescent, acts as a carer to eight-year-old Ross, who suffers from Central Core Myopathy - a disease which affects the muscles in his legs.

Mostly confined to a wheelchair, the youngster is only able to walk for brief periods of time using large, uncomfortable callipers which support his legs.

Currently undergoing aggressive physiotherapy treatment three times a week, doctors are certain that if he does not find his feet by puberty, he never will.

Read full story in the September 29 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.