THE incredible accomplishments of a 12-year-old boy are being highlighted following his success on the slopes at World Transplant Winter Games.

Alex Baddock, who attends Myddelton College in Denbigh, headed with his mum Julie to the games held in Bormio, Italy, between March 3 and 8. 

His exceptional talent on the slopes resulted in being awarded three gold medals, one of which was in the u17 boys' giant slalom event.

A spokesperson from Myddelton College said: "We are delighted to announce the incredible accomplishments of Alex, a Year Seven student from Myddelton College, and his mother Julie, at the recent World Transplant Winter Games held in Bormio, Italy.


"Alex clinched three gold medals. His remarkable performance is a testament to his dedication and skill as a young athlete."

Julie also made her mark at the games in the Lady Donors Category and secured a silver and a bronze medal.

Julie said: "What an amazing week celebrating life and forging friendships with individuals from all corners of the globe.

"The warmth and camaraderie within the transplant community are truly special."

Alex has a unique bond with his mum; Julie donated one of her kidneys to her son when his failed. 

He had to wait until he was three-years-old for a transplant, meaning he spent much of his early life on dialysis and needing overnight care.

Alex started skiing when he was just four-year-old, just one year after his transplant.

The World Transplant Winter games take place every two years and are open to anyone who has received a solid organ transplant including liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas or bone marrow.

Alex and his family go to the British Transplant Games every year.

The spokesperson from Myddelton College added: "Their outstanding achievements are a source of pride for everyone at Myddelton College.

"We'd like to congratulate Alex and Julie on this remarkable success, which highlights the power of perseverance and the importance of organ donation in transforming lives."