Tony Hudgell, a 7-year-old English boy, was only 41 days old when he was treated at Evelina Hospital in London. As a child, he was brutally abused by his biological parents and his injuries were so severe, including multiple broken bones, that he had toxic shock and sepsis. Doctors saved his life, but soon his legs had to be amputated to survive.
Now adopted by a loving family, the 7-year-old walks on crutches for as long as he can. The boy in 2020 has already been talked about. During that time, he undertook a challenge in the hope of raising £500 for the hospital that saved his life and which he will forever consider his second home. But the donations exploded, and a million euros were raised for the hospital, where he would continue to receive treatment until he was 18.
If little Tony is being talked about again today, it’s for a much less happy reason. In fact, the court ruling is causing a sensation across the channel as it is known that the boy’s biological parents will be released later this month after serving 5 years in prison. In 2018, Jodi Simpson, 24, and Anthony Smith, 47, were sentenced to 10 years in prison. “These monsters only spent 5 years in jail, while Tony will have to fight their cruelty for the rest of his life,” the boy’s foster mother responded after hearing the news. “It’s a kick in the stomach and I’m sick of knowing that these two child abusers are free in a few years.”
The decision had a bombshell impact in the UK, especially as his mother could be released on Tuesday, the day Tony was invited to a ceremony at the Prime Minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street, months after his bravery and efforts were awarded…
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