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Published on January 4th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

One Hero Meets Another

Here’s a nice little story to start your new year off with a heartfelt “awwwww”. A young little chap by the name of Alfe Game was recently given the Christmas present of a lifetime when he was visited by the Eleventh Doctor himself, Matt Smith.

Alfe’s story is a turbulent one for a young child to go through – diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of five the youngster spent Christmas 2009 in hospital.

The seven-year-old, from Duston, went into remission from the illness in July and has since dedicated hours of his time to helping children in a similar position to him, including collecting toys for presents for children spending Christmas at NGH and designing Christmas cards to be sold to fund presents for two friends who have relapsed with leukaemia.

Whilst a horrible event for any young man and his family to endure, the little nipper was rewarded for his hard work on Christmas Eve when the Northampton Chronicle and Echo newspaper set up a surprise visit for him from actor Matt. Alfe commented:

“Meeting Doctor Who was fantastic. When I heard I was going to meet him I was so excited I was crying inside and when I saw him on my doorstep I was so happy. I’ve got what I wanted for Christmas. This has been the best Christmas yet.”

Now isn’t that nice? If only more stories like this could appear day to day!

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!



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