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WATCH: Four-year-old Harry Ritchie-Mackenzie who was born with a congenital heart defect and was thought would never walk puts his best foot forward and covers 500 metres around the grounds of Culloden House Hotel in aid of the Maggie’s Highlands cancer care centre


By Ian Duncan

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An “inspirational” youngster has completed a charity challenge that doctors and his parents would at one time have thought impossible.

Four-year-old Harry Ritchie-Mackenzie walked 500 metres around the grounds of Culloden House Hotel in aid of the Maggie’s Highlands cancer care centre this week.

Aided by his walker and accompanied by friends Davie and Norrie the feat was remarkable given the fact that Harry was born with a congenital heart defect, treatment for which as a baby resulted in a brain injury that medics said would leave him unable to walk.

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