Boy with rare disorder discovers snowboarding
The 10-year old child suffers from a rare condition where his body overheats when playing sports. Not so with snowboarding as the temperature is so cold.
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The story is published in The Daily Mail newspaper.
Thomas Pettigrew suffers from Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia and has fewer sweat glands than other children so his body cannot cool down enough when he does exercise.
Many sports are therefore out of the question.
But the cooler temperatures out in the mountains or inside the indoor snow centres in the UK mean he has taken up snowboarding.
He currently rides at the SNO!Zone in Castleford, where the temperature inside is a steady -5ºC.
For more on the Daily Mail story see here.
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