When Variety Young Ambassador, Dante, met David Walliams with 11 other children to hear him read a story recently, he knew exactly what he wanted to ask him. The 11-year-old, from Liverpool, challenged the UK’s leading children’s author and comedian to invent a new sort of super hero – based on a boy in a wheelchair.
“Please write a book about a boy in a wheelchair”, he said, “to show kids that they are special transporters and can take you anywhere your imagination wants to go? Maybe he could be called Dante!"
About Dante – Dante is 11 years old and suffers from Brittle bone condition and to date has broken almost 100 bones. Dante tells people he has no disabilities only abilities and him being in a wheelchair is no barrier to his dreams of being in the Paralympics one day.
Dante’s mother applied to Variety for a wheelchair as the wheelchair he was using was not suitable for his small frame.
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