Procast build friendship with heroic schoolboy Shaun

8th October 2021

SPECIAL gifts have been made to a special schoolboy whose home is undergoing refurbishment work being carried out by Procast.

Brave Shaun Ramsay – who has been awarded the Scouting Association’s highly prestigious Meritorious Conduct Award and who has also been commended by the Scottish Ambulance Service – was delighted to receive a sensory ball, remote-control race car and racing track from our site staff.

Shaun, nine, who has the extremely rare trisomy 8 mosaicism – which is a rare condition that affects human chromosomes – was honoured for his quick-thinking after his mum Anne suffered an epileptic seizure in December, 2020.

He was unable to wake her so called 999 and followed the instructions of paramedics before letting them into the family home in Elderslie, Renfrewshire.

Anne was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and was discharged later that day to be reunited with Shaun, but the trauma of the day’s events affected her son.

So when Procast arrived on site to upgrade properties in Shaun’s neighbourhood, the sound of the trucks, together with their flashing lights and warning sirens, panicked him.

Operations Manager Barrry Chisholm, Contracts Manager Ryan Crawford and Support Services Manager Kirstie Adams heard of his plight and decided to buy him some toys  and spend some time with him, telling him about the works and what was going to happen.

Shaun, who is a Beaver Scout, loved hearing from the Procast team, who have all been told to knock the family’s front door and tell Anne and Sean everything that is happening, so he is prepared every step of the way.

The little hero – who’s is now also the owner of  hard hat and high-vis vest – is one of only two people in Scotland this year to have received the Meritorious Conduct Award that comes complete with a personal message from Chief Scout Bear Grylls.

When he was commended by the Ambulance Service, he enjoyed a day out at at their headquarters and was introduced to firefighting teams and police officers too.

Anne said of Procast’s kindness and consideration: “It really means a lot that people take time to listen to our concerns and that’s what you have done, so we appreciate that.

“Shaun and his daddy had lots of fun setting up the track – not sure who enjoyed it most!

“It is amazing for any child to do what Shaun did but he has trisomy 8 mosaicism, meaning his development is delayed and his speech is affected.”

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