A TERMINALLY ill eight-year-old boy from Wirral needs Globe's golden hearted readers to achieve his small bucket list which includes a stay at a hotel in Liverpool and to achieve his dream of becoming a zookeeper.

William Magee from Prenton was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at Alder Hey Hospital when he was just two-years-old.

Duchenne is a terminal disorder which is characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness - symptoms usually begin during early childhood between the ages of three and five.

But William’s family want to ensure that any negatives become positives for this brave young man.

His mum Kelly, 37, told the Globe: “12 months ago William started on a medical trial.

“It meant he has to undergo many tests including two muscle biopsies and several MRI scans.

“He even had to give up chocolate for a year.

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 Brave William with lego he received in the post

“He did everything asked of him without even complaining, it was during this time I decided I wanted to him to have to be able to have as many memories as possible.

“I asked him to do a wish list and I couldn't believe how short it was.”

William has already fulfilled his wish of visiting Buckingham Palace and Legoland courtesy of Radio City’s Cash for Kids.

But he has now wrote a list of seven goals he is striving to complete.

They include going to a concert, buying an X-box and going on a family holiday.

Kelly said: “We went to Legoland as one of his wishes.

“He loved every second of it. There is so much to see and do and he really loved all the rides.

“The staff were so helpful and friendly.

“He has also asked whether he could go to a concert and stay over in a hotel in Liverpool, he even asked to go on Sandals Holiday after it was advertised on television.

“I had to tell him these were for couples so he has changed this to a family holiday.”

William also wants an X-box to meet and speak with new children across the world, to visit Santa’s house and become a zoo keeper.

His family has already raised more than £25,000 for research of Duchenne and are now hoping others will help William achieve his last wishes.

Kelly added: “At eight, William already shows signs of the condition.

“He struggles daily to walk any distance, to climb stairs even getting up of the floor is a huge struggle.

“Between now and when he reaches 10, he will no longer be able to walk and very soon after the rest of his muscles will deteriorate.

“He won't be able to turn over in bed, raise his hand to his mouth for a drink or put his arms around the ones he loves.”

Heartbreakingly, William’s heart will fail and he will lose his fight against the condition.

If you can help William achieve any of his wishes get in touch through his Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/EndDuchenne/

To donate to William’s wishes visit https://www.gofundme.com/Savewilliam09