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Cameron to star in kids’ hospital documentary

Cameron Cullen.
From Libertybell TV. KIDS WITH CAMERAS: DIARY OF A CHILDRENS WARD.

Cameron Cullen. From Libertybell TV. KIDS WITH CAMERAS: DIARY OF A CHILDRENS WARD.

An Alnwick schoolboy is to appear on a prime-time television documentary tonight about children in hospital.

Eight-year-old Cameron Cullen, from Hulne Park, is one of a number of children in the final programme of ITV’s Kids with Cameras series.

The documentary follows youngsters’ treatment at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle.

For Alnwick South First School Pupil Cameron, it was webbed fingers which saw him on the ward.

Mum Tracey, who works at Alnwick Garden, was approached by the programme’s production team for her son to star in the show when he was referred to the hospital.

He was given a camera and asked to film himself before and after his operation.

And his film will be shown on tonight’s programme, alongisde those of others.

She said: “He was really happy to do it and it definitely distracted him from the whole experience and worrying about going to hospital.

“Filming everything made it more exciting and I think he felt like a little bit of a celebrity.”

Cameron had a general anaesthetic to have his fingers unwebbed, but was only in hospital for the day.

Tracey added: “His hand looks really good, but he had a huge bandage on for three weeks and he coped so well.”

Kids With Cameras: Diary Of A Children’s Hospital is on ITV1 today at 9pm.

 

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