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Joe Wicks Emotional After Boy With Cancer Learns To Walk Through His PE Lessons

Joe Wicks Emotional After Boy With Cancer Learns To Walk Through His PE Lessons

Joe Wicks has been left feeling particularly emotional after his daily fitness videos helped a young boy with cancer to learn to walk.

The man they call 'the Body Coach' has been leading the UK on a fitness journey during the coronavirus pandemic, streaming daily PE lessons for people who need to get up and move when they can't access the gym or their usual sporting hobby.

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It's been a brilliant way for people to keep fit - however, the lessons have been even more beneficial for some people than for others.

Joe read out a story at the end of his latest workout, which is live-streamed on YouTube every day, and he said it was very inspiring.

The story came from a Facebook post addressed to Joe, which said: "Reuben is 10 years old, he was diagnosed a year ago with brain cancer.

"He has endured two brain surgeries, radio therapy and the most horrific three rounds of chemotherapy.

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Credit: Joe Wicks/YouTube
Credit: Joe Wicks/YouTube

"He finished treatment in February and it's been really tough. He lost the use of his legs and he was very weak and mostly wheelchair bound, but after only 5 weeks of treatment, Reuben has done PE with Joe every single day !!!

"All 20 moves - even if he's had to change a few moves. Joe, three weeks ago Reuben couldn't even walk up the stairs unaided. He NOW can run down the stairs, and has much more movement going up the stairs.

"That's HUGE for a ten year old who could barley walk at times. So JOE, THANK YOU, not just for supporting everyone all over the world and for doing PE everyday.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

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"THANK YOU for helping Reuben to be able to do these everyday things that any child should be able to do. You're touching people's lives in such a positive way, and for our family you've brought us so much joy.

"I hope you get this Joe. See you at 9.00am tomorrow. Keep smiling everyone because we can all take a positive from a negative and this is one of those moments to acknowledge someone who's touching lives that we don't even know. Well done, we applaud you Joe!"

Who knew a 30-minute daily exercise routine could help someone achieve so much.

Ever since the PE lessons were live-streamed online, people have been realising how out of shape they are.

One person tweeted: "Just done the Joe Wicks PE class! Safe to say I am seriously unfit I feel f***ed haha."

Another said: "Did the Joe Wicks workout with my little sister and it's safe to say I've never felt more unfit in my life."

But that's not to say they didn't enjoy it - or that they weren't motivated to keep going, with many taking it as the impetus to work on their fitness.

Another person tweeted: "Just did the #joewicks 30 min workout. Kids laughing at how unfit I am. Going to do it everyday and when football starts again join a team. Feel knackered but happier."

Meanwhile, a further comment was also pretty positive: "Thanks Joe Wicks for confirming how unfit I am. Here's to tomorrow."

Hopefully, Joe can inspire more people to get moving while in lockdown.

Featured Image Credit: Joe Wicks/YouTube

Topics: News, Inspirational

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.