A little boy who has been battling through health issues since the day he was born has been rewarded with his name being plastered across the front of a lorry.
Fraiser Pearson, seven, spent the first seven months of his life in hospital and since then has been in and out of medical care receiving treatment and undergoing operations regularly.
Born a twin, both Fraiser and his brother Harley were nine weeks early and spent their early days in special baby care units.
However, while Harley grew up and is now a healthy little boy, Fraiser continues to battle with health issues. Mum Abi Hankins said: “A few weeks into his life, Fraiser became extremely unwell, he had something called Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). He had emergency surgery where part of his bowel had to be removed and he then needed a stoma. He then contracted staphylococcus and suffered problems with his liver due to the concoction of drugs he was on.
“Unfortunately, at present he’s not been doing very well. He’s going for major surgery at the end of November and has many life-long health complications, but looking at him you wouldn’t have a clue! “Having the Nisa lorry named after him is my way of saying how proud we are of him.”
Chris Jones, Transport Manager, who assisted with the unveiling of the lorry, said: “Fraiser was a little soldier. The lorry naming was a complete surprise to him and he was absolutely chuffed, as was his twin brother.”
The Name a Nisa Lorry initiative was launched as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Nisa Retail and will see 40 lorries named after Nisa customers and their friends and family who were nominated via an online competition.