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Northfleet boy meets Spiderman’s Andrew Garfield on red carpet

11:24 21 June 2012

Andrew Garfield greets eight-year-old fan Uzayr Haider from Gravesend at the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man at the Odeon Leicester Square

Andrew Garfield greets eight-year-old fan Uzayr Haider from Gravesend at the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man at the Odeon Leicester Square

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A huge Spiderman fan from Northfleet had his lifetime wish granted when he met the main star of the new film on the red carpet on Monday.

Eight-year-old Uzayr Haider, who has to visit hospital three times a week for dialysis, met Andrew Garfield at the premiere of The Amazing Spiderman at the Odeon in Leicester Square.

His mother Shafina Haider says it was dream come true for her son to be able attend the prestigious event.

“He was very quiet before the premiere because he knew he had to go into hospital the next day,” she said. “But it was like a late birthday present for him.

“He has been a Spiderman fan forever.”

Uzayr, of Havelock Road, was born with posterior urethal valves making it very difficult for his body to filter his blood and regularly goes to Evelina’s children hospital in London to use a special dialysis machine there.

He got the red-carpet opportunity after giving a speech at a charity event in February at London’s Hilton hotel which received a standing ovation from the audience of 500 people.

After being applauded back on stage for a second time Uzayr mentioned he was life-long fan of the comic series, which led to his invitation from Sony to the film’s premiere.

According to Mrs Haider, Uzayr said to film star Garfield: “I like Spiderman because he went from a nobody to a somebody and that is what I want to do.”

Yesterday Uzayr was admitted back into hospital with a virus and his mother is unsure how long he will be in there.

“He is incredible,” she said. “He still manages to think about other people more than himself.”

Plans have already been hatched to auction off a signed painting by Uzayr - signed by Andrew Garfield - for charity Medicinema, which provides films in hospitals.

For more information visit www.superkids.org.uk, the charity which raises money for Evelina’s children hospital.

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