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The 12 things schoolboy wants to do before he loses the ability to walk

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Flying first class on a plane, starring in a film and meeting his favourite YouTuber are just some of the goals one 13-year-old boy wants to achieve before he loses the ability to walk.

Eesa Imam-Ahmed has distal muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle-weakening condition, and has been told he’ll likely be unable to walk by the time he’s 15.

Keen for him to experience as much of life as possible before he’s confined to a wheelchair, Eesa’s family is helping him to tick off the 12 ambitions on his bucket list.

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Mum Kiran Perveen, 31, from Sutton Coldfield, said: “Because it’s a progressive muscular disease, it means Eesa will at some point lose the ability to use all his muscles, which means he won’t be able to walk.

“He’s on medication for a lot of things but doctors are saying he might not be walking by the time he’s 14 or 15.

“We’re hoping that’s not the case but we are seeing a decline in his condition so that’s why we encouraged him to write a bucket list of things to do before he can’t do them anymore.

“He wants to meet Mr Beast, who is an American YouTuber, fly first class in a plane, go to America and a few other things.

Eesa Imam-ahmed, 13, at Sky By The Water at Resorts World
Eesa Imam-ahmed, 13, at Sky By The Water at Resorts World
(Image: Kiran Perveen)

“It’s giving him something to focus on and look forward to and we as a family just want to help as much as we can.”

Eesa was able to cross two items off his list last week, when Resorts World rolled out the red carpet and treated him to a shopping spree at the centre.

Mum-of-four Kiran said: “It was on his bucket list to go on a shopping spree so Eesa’s auntie Tira organised the whole thing and got in touch with Resorts World to see if there was anything they could do.

“She explained about Eesa’s bucket list and they took care of everything – they treated him like a king.

“They gave him vouchers to spend in the shops and the arcade and they rolled out a red carpet and took pictures of him to make him feel like he’s famous, which is another thing on his list.

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“He had breakfast and dinner at the Sky By The Water bar and they treated him like a VIP, it was lovely. They went above and beyond.”

Eesa was first diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of five, after his teacher at reception noticed he was having to use his hands to push himself up from the floor.

“He was my first child so we didn’t know that was unusual,” said Kiran. “He would also walk up and down the stairs one step at a time.

“I took him to the GP and they referred him to hospital for a blood test and they called in a specialist who told us it was muscular dystrophy.

“I hadn’t heard of it so I made the mistake of going home and Googling it. It was very overwhelming. That’s when I realised there was no cure.

“The only thing we can do is make sure we give him the best life possible.”

The 10 remaining items on Eesa’s bucket list are:

  • To meet Mr Beast
  • Meet the cast of Dragon Ball
  • Fly first class in a plane
  • Try healthy food that tastes like fried chicken
  • Go to America
  • Be on TV
  • Go to Comicon
  • Own a house
  • Do an ancestry test
  • Be in a movie

Can you help Eesa achieve any of his goals? Email emily.collis@reachplc.com.

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