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Creative Connor to auction art for disabled brother
6:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A TALENTED schoolboy has created some unique artwork to be sold off to raise money for his disabled brother.
Caring Connor Miller, ten, created three canvases to auction off to raise money for the ongoing care and treatment of Callum, eight.
Callum, who goes to the Pioneer School, Basildon, was born with severe brain damage after complications during his birth.
He is unable to move his arms or legs, hear or swallow. He also has cerebral palsy and is epileptic, but he has always been able to rely on Connor, who goes to Laindon Park Primary School, in Church Hill, for support.
Connor came up with the idea of creating some artwork after telling his mum, Jane Morgan, he wanted to do something special to help his younger brother.
Mrs Morgan, 38, of Bourne Avenue, Laindon, has now set up a Facebook page, called Connor’s Canvases, for Callum and is encouraging its members to bid for the artwork.
She said: “He has wanted to do something for his brother for some time and this is his way of doing it.
“I’m really proud of him. He is a really talented artist and just came home at the weekend and did this off his own back. It’s really wonderful.”
Connor, a St John Ambulance cadet has won several awards for his selflessness in looking after his brother, including an Echo Young Diamond award last year.
He also helped Mrs Morgan raise thousands of pounds to fund stem cell treatment for Callum in Germany.
Mrs Morgan said: “He has dealt with a lot of things. Callum has been very poorly throughout his life and Connor has seen things no child should see – he can’t help but be here when ambulance crews turn up.
“He’s learnt to deal with that and art has always been a help for him, but it turns out he has a natural talent for it.”
The three canvases include a pencil drawing of an eagle and two abstract watercolours.
The auction will close at 9pm on Sunday, October 6.
To make a bid, or join, the group visit www.facebook.com/ groups/1427390067487419/
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