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Rubbish-loving boy born with three holes in heart takes tour inside garbage truck named after him

This is the adorable moment a young boy who was born with three holes in his heart is taken for a tour inside a garbage truck that has been named after him. 

Roman Hill was only one week old when doctors discovered three holes in his tiny heart, known as a ventricular septal defect.

The condition meant Roman would get sicker than other children, be more susceptible to diseases, and not have enough energy, Perth Now reported.

Roman Hill (pictured) was only a week old when doctors discovered three holes in his tiny heart, known as a ventricular septal defect

The condition meant Roman would get sicker than other children, be more susceptible to diseases, and not have enough energy

The condition meant Roman would get sicker than other children, be more susceptible to diseases, and not have enough energy

By the age of three, the young Perth boy required open-heart surgery - a quadruple bypass - to help him live a normal life

By the age of three, the young Perth boy required open-heart surgery – a quadruple bypass – to help him live a normal life

By the age of three, the young Perth boy required a quadruple bypass to fix his heart.

Despite all his medical troubles, Roman’s developed a love of garbage truck drivers and their rubbish-collection vehicles.

‘He literally plays with them all day, watches them on YouTube, sits in our driveways with us four times every Thursdays waiting for them and even gets them painted on his face,’ Roman’s mother Becky Hill wrote on Facebook.

‘His favourite shirt is a bin truck shirt, his drink bottle is a bin truck drink bottle.

‘His answer to everything like “what do you want for breakfast, Roman?” and his answer is bin truck’.

Roman's obsession with watching and learning everything about garbage trucks is all-encompassing (Pictured: Roman's reaction after seeing garbage trucks in front of his house)

Roman’s obsession with watching and learning everything about garbage trucks is all-encompassing (Pictured: Roman’s reaction after seeing garbage trucks in front of his house)

Roman required open heart surgery when he was only three years old. His love for garbage trucks pulled him through

Roman required open heart surgery when he was only three years old. His love for garbage trucks pulled him through

A few days before his open-heart surgery, a friend of the family got in contact with the Cleanaway waste management company to ask if one of the drivers could slow down and wave at Roman.

The team instead went ahead and brought ‘three trucks and a a fleet of drivers rocked up on my street to give us tours, beep the horn and teach Roman about them’.

Cleanaway had also teamed up with the City of Mandurah so they could surprise Roman with a garbage truck that had been named after him.

‘The smile on Roman’s face was unbelievable. It was a pleasure to meet such a huge truck fan, and make a wish come true,’ Mandurah operations supervisor Brad Smith said.

‘We were just excited to be able to brighten up young Roman’s life for a little while he was having a really tough time,’ Cleanaway regional manager Damien Moss told the publication.

‘The way his eyes light up when he sees us going about what we do every day, it’s just something else.’

'We were just excited to be able to brighten up young Roman's life for a little while he was having a really tough time,' Cleanaway regional manager Damien Moss said

‘We were just excited to be able to brighten up young Roman’s life for a little while he was having a really tough time,’ Cleanaway regional manager Damien Moss said

'The smile on Roman's face was unbelievable. It was a pleasure to meet such a huge truck fan, and make a wish come true,' operations supervisor Brad Smith said

‘The smile on Roman’s face was unbelievable. It was a pleasure to meet such a huge truck fan, and make a wish come true,’ operations supervisor Brad Smith said

A few days later on August 15, 2017, Roman had his open-heart surgery and it ‘went without a hitch. Perfect, they said’, his mother wrote on Facebook.

He struggled with a few minor complications while he recovered in intensive care but was able to breathe on his own.

Roman, who is now five years-old, ‘had a wonderful year turning five’.

‘He requested another bin truck cake for his birthday but this year he wanted blue like the #cleanaway trucks,’ she wrote.

‘Roman can blow balloons up by himself and ride his bike with no training wheels. He is enjoying the warmer weather giving him more time with his friends outside exploring. So proud of how well is he doing’.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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