LEUKAEMIA patient Trystan Stephens will have his Christmas wishes granted after his family was presented with the funds from Tim Blair's latest Run for Kids.
Yesterday student representatives from all the schools that took part in the epic challenge from Devonport to Burnie and back met with Trystan and his mother, Jodi Revell, to present them with the funds.
Ms Revell said all her son had asked for was a Lego fire truck for Christmas but the $3500 would come in handy for all those unexpected expenses.
Ms Revell said her car had broken down last week and the funds would come in handy to help her fix things like that and help to get Trystan through a tough time in his treatment.
"He's going pretty well - he's had a bit of bone soreness," she said.
"But at least we'll be home for Christmas this year. Last year was just so rushed - we were in and out of hospital all year."
Ms Revell said she was looking forward to having a family Christmas with Trystan this year and she felt hugely indebted to Mr Blair and the kids who took part.
"It's just so emotional," she said.
"It's very much appreciated but I just can't believe that they would do this for us."
Mr Blair said seeing kids helping out during the Run for Kids made all of his fund-raising runs worth it but this one was particularly rewarding.
A hundred children met with Mr Blair and running partner Shane Taylor at Burnie High School in the pouring rain during the event in November, and Mr Blair said that enthusiasm epitomised the spirit of the event.
"That's just what it was all about," he said.
Devonport High School teacher Matthew Jago said his students had just relished the opportunity to help Trystan out and it didn't even matter that the sky was pouring with rain.
"They were just jumping out of their skin to help out," he said.
"Each time Tim and Shane passed us by, we had the kids in the car with the heater on full blast to dry them out, but they didn't want to wait to dry out - they were all back out there as soon as they could be."
Mr Blair is currently training for his next charity run, from Devonport to Bondi.