This made me very sad. Now the little sociopath who assaulted this child will go free. I wonder what the parents of this young criminal are going to do about his crime that resulted in the death of an innocent.
PICKERING - Mitchell Wilson worked so hard to be a normal, happy-go-lucky kid.
Lord knows fate didn’t make that easy. The 11-year-old lost his mom to cancer three years ago and was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy the following year. He never could run and jump like the other children. Still he always maintained that goofy grin on his face. He was a joker who loved swimming and go-karting, driving with his dad and making silly jokes with his younger stepsisters.
And Mitchell loved to walk. Six times a day, he’d be pounding the pavement around his Pickering home because the doctors told him he had to “use it or lose it” — that the only way of slowing the atrophy of his muscles was to exercise them. And while he used a walker at school — more as protection from the jostling of his fellow students — he proudly walked outside on his own, his young shoulders pressed back so that he could maintain his fragile balance and not fall.
“Everybody in the neighbourhood knew him. He walked in the rain. He walked in the snow,” recalls his dad, Craig Wilson. “Every step Mitchell had to make was like 10 steps of ours in effort. I don’t think I ever understood how hard it was for him to do the simple tasks.