Thanks to the antics of a bold cameraman, U.S. President Obama has shown his support for the "Raise Your Hands for Luca" campaign.
Luca Williams is 3 years old. Four months ago, meningococcal septicaemia forced doctors to amputate the youngster's lower limbs. His parents are currently trying "to raise £1.5 million ($2.4 million CAD) to buy him a pair of prosthetic legs that aren't available on the NHS," the Daily Mail reports.
Dai Baker, an ITN cameraman, was visiting the White House when he snapped a souvenir photo of the president on his phone. Also captured in the shot was Baker's outstretched hand with "For LUCA" scrawled across it.
Secret service staff were unimpressed with the unauthorized photo-taking and were about to eject Baker from the building when he started explaining that he was trying to raise awareness for little Luca.
Obama let the man keep his photo, and even posed for another one.
"I nearly got thrown out. But fortunately they understood and Mr Obama later happilyRead More »from Thanks to bold cameraman, Obama pledges support for 3-year-old amputee in need of new legs