Adam Coomber

When I was in primary school, I met a young boy who suffered with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, we met and within a couple of weeks we instantly became friends. We both clicked from talking about Star Wars so much, and while our parents also knew each other, we quickly bonded.

Thomas is now 21 and myself 22, and we're the best of friends. Some years ago I received an award for being a Derbyshire Young Achiever for being Thomas' 'friend' effectively, however now, were more like brothers. His family are my second home and they honestly are the most remarkable people I have ever met.

I thank Thomas everyday for what he has given me, and how we still click to this day, he truly is my brother from another mother.

Adam Coomber