Music for George
MUSIC donations have been made to a special needs boy in Honiton after his CDs were stolen. George Ross, 7, from Littletown Road, had his favourite CDs taken from his dad s car two weeks ago.
MUSIC donations have been made to a special needs boy in Honiton after his CDs were stolen.
George Ross, 7, from Littletown Road, had his favourite CDs taken from his dad's car two weeks ago.
Mill Water School pupil George, who has tuberousclerosis, and is partially-sighted, with severe learning disabilities and suffers from epilepsy as a result of his condition, lost songs which had helped keep him entertained and calm.
But residents in the town learned of the theft and sent in their collections, which include hits from the 50s and 60s.
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His father, also called George, said: "The break-in was annoying as the music was of little monetary value to anyone but was important to George. He responds well to music, but it takes him ages to get used to certain types.
"He sometimes bangs his head on the car seat and I know to change the music, which helps keep him calm - which is great for long journeys."
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The single father-of-three said the contributed music included many of the songs George knew and thanked people for their kindness.
George suffers between 10 and 12 seizures a day and is due to have an operation to help control it. But his dad believes calming music also helps to ease the condition.
He said: "This music will mean a lot to George. He won't speak to people, but he sings along to songs - it's fantastic for him. It is very kind of people and I'm touched.