The little boy hurled from the top of the Tate Modern is now able to move his limbs with the help of a ‘full armour of splints’.
His parents described the six-year-old as their ‘little knight’ in heartbreaking messages charting his slow, painful recovery.
The August attack left the French boy – who was on a family holiday to London – with fractures to his spine, legs and arms and a bleed on the brain. He could not move, eat normally or speak. Six months on, the boy, who cannot be named due to a court order, is at last saying his first words – but just one syllable at a time.
A British woman named Vicky has set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for his family. The total now stands at more than £160,000. The parents, via Vicky, have been posting occasional updates.
Their most recent, on January 24, says: ‘He can now eat mash. We hope that he will be able to drink soon, with a straw to start with.’ The previous update said: ‘Our little knight begins to speak! He still has a full armour of splints, but he also begins to move his four limbs now.’
To donate, visit: uk.gofundme.com/f/ medical-funds-for-tate-tragedy