1:30pm Tuesday 15th November 2011
By Manisha Mistry
A HARPENDEN boy who overcame a brain tumour following several rounds of operations and scans will meet his tennis heroes thanks to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
It will be game, set and match for Henry Parrot, 11, who will be a special guest at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2.
At the age of nine Henry was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with a brain tumour in his cerebellum at the back of his head.
Over five weeks Henry endured five operations, six scans, an infection in his brain and spent a week on the hospital’s intensive care unit. Two years later he is fully fit and takes part in rugby, surfing and riding his bike. Henry returns to GOSH for follow up scans Henry will watch the top men’s players battle it out on court, on Wednesday, November 23, as they battle it out for the last title of the ATP World Tour season.
To add more excitement to his day Henry will also get the chance to meet his sporting heroes off court.
In 2009 Henry was treated to another once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to GOSH, when he went to Silverstone as Bernie Ecclestone’s VIP guest at the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix.
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