Bolt donates spikes to 9-y-o cancer victim

Bolt donates spikes to 9-y-o cancer victim

Monday, October 22, 2012

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt has donated his running spikes to assist a nine-year-old cancer patient.

According to, Matthew Smith, who had a leg amputated in April, is learning to use a prosthetic limb and says he longs to be back playing soccer for Brislington Juniors FC in Bristol. 

The running spikes is now being auctioned on e-Bay by Matthew’s parents with the hope that it can make at least £1000 to assist with his treatment.

The pair of spikes was presented by Bolt’s mother, Jennifer to the family before flying back to Jamaica after the London Olympics.

“Having Usain Bolt's mum come and present Matthew with a signed pair of his spikes was brilliant. Matthew really appreciated it and couldn’t believe that one of the biggest superstars in the world had done that for him, ” the boy’s father Collin said about the gesture.

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