Boy who fell from London’s Tate Modern gallery moves legs, parents say
The six-year-old boy allegedly thrown from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art museum in London can now move his legs and go outside in a wheelchair, according to a statement from his family.
The boy, a French tourist, was hospitalized with serious injuries following the incident on August 4, which took place on the 10th floor of the museum.
In a statement shared on a fundraising page set up to support the boy, his family said he was making lots of progress: “We can now bring him outside in a wheelchair to breath fresh air. It’s tiring for him but he really likes it, of course.”
They added that in the past few days he has started to move his legs a bit, and that — as of Sunday — he has managed to give “real kisses”.
This comes a month after the family shared the news — on the same fundraising page — that the boy had been moved from intensive care to a rehabilitation center. In this previous post, they called him their “little knight” because of the “full armor of splints” used to help his limbs heal.
To date, the GoFundMe fundraising page has raised nearly €144,000 ($158,600) for the child’s family.
Jonty Bravery, 18, from west London, is accused of attempting to murder the unnamed boy by throwing him from the museum’s balcony. He is due in court in December for a plea hearing, according to the PA Media news agency.