13 Mar 2019

Army captains walk North Island for disabled son

From Morning Report, 6:19 am on 13 March 2019

Army captains Laura and Tane North are about to walk from Wellington to Auckland to raise money to treat their disabled son. Three-year-old Elijah is the third of their four children and has a genetic condition affecting most of his body. He cannot speak, is legally blind, and is fed through a tube. The Norths want to raise $56,000 to take Elijah back to a treatment centre in Australia - where he made a lot of progress during a previous visit. The Norths speak to Guyon Espiner.