Video story on Mirror Online.
Boy who felt lonely after moving 300 miles is overwhelmed by letters from old schoolmates…
When Darcy Dawrant, eight, moved away from his old schoolmates he felt lost.
The little boy who has ADHD and is being assessed for autism had a hard time settling in at his new school and felt lonely.
But after his parents mentioned to his old teacher, Mr P, how sad Darcy was, his old schoolmates organised a surprise.
And within days Darcy had received over 20 letters from his old friends.
Dad Jon, who captured Darcy’s emotional response as he opened his letters, said: “The kindness and generosity shown by the school here to each write to him was lovely to see especially considering the fact that he doesn’t attend there anymore.
“Darcy was lucky to live after a terribly traumatic birth, where his heart rate dropped to just 55 beats per min… about 1/2 to a 3rd of what it should be, this was because he was being staved of Oxygen to the brain strangled by his umbilical cord. Only a very quick emergency C Section saved him.
“To this day we still believe this is why Darcy is like he is. He struggles a great deal to make new friends and even keeping ones he has made.”
The fact his old school friends at Cann Hall in Essex had actually written letters rather than post a message on Facebook also helped Darcy.
“For him the old fashioned way still works as he was overjoyed to open the letters and read them,” said Jon, a photographer, “It was an emotional day in the house, but it was so good to see him so happy and smiley and back to his old self. The children have really lifted his spirits.”
See Darcy overcome with emotion as he opens his old schoolfriends’ letters in the video here…
Thank you Mr P and class…
Mr Dawrant was not paid for his story. He said: “I only wanted to thank Mr P and the story has been shared over 1000 times. It was not about money.”
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