IT is all too easy to complain about the struggles of life.

In truth, we are all guilty of it in varying degrees.

But perhaps we should take a moment to take inspiration from Toby Wheeler.

Toby has cerebral palsy and cannot talk or walk without the support of a frame.

Does he complain or let his physical barriers stop his ambitions to help others? Not for a moment.

Toby has been been honoured in the inspirational youth category of the Pride of Essex awards and never was an award more apt nor more deserved.

Apart from his positive attitude to life, Toby was recognised for organising, with his carers and supporters, Wheeler’s Walk, a sponsored walk specifically for people with disabilities.

The event raised funds to help Angus Grocott who also has cerebral palsy.

In total, Toby has raised £10,000 through various fundraising activities.

The money will go towards the cost of Angus’ physio and language therapies which he cannot get via the NHS.

Whilst Toby’s endeavours are admirable, in truth they should not be necessary.

Angus and other children with debilitating conditions who need therapy should have it provided on the NHS and should not have to depend on the generosity of others.

It is acknowledged the earlier the intervention, the better it will be for them in the long term.

So perhaps the powers that be in the health service can take a leaf out of Toby’s book and realise where there’s a will, there’s a way.