He said: "I was someone the same age as Zak
who had also experienced mental health problems, but that's where the similarity between us ends.
We came home with the intention of letting Zak
go to Spurs, but in the meantime we had a call from Barcelona.
My intention is not to make money for myself," said Zak
, who worked in medical sales, then ran the Cinnamon restaurant in Pelsall before selling it.
said the incident had marred his birthday celebrations.
helped her overcome her demons and she even introduced him to her six-month-old son Corey.
said another payoff from the contest is students' renewed interest in reading and writing.
The family needs PS134,000 to have Zak
placed on the programme.
, from Studley, near Redditch, had been running along an alleyway with twin brother Charlie when he was hit by a potentially deadly air gun pellet.
has since been sedated, with parents Hayley, 28, and Jack, 27, maintaining a bedside vigil.
was given a "I'm a lifesaver" bandana after giving blood at Stockton Vets 4 Pets in Durham Road.
DESIGNS IS PARTNERING WITH "AMERICA'S PEDIATRICIAN" DR.
His family say Zak
now just wants to leave the US as quickly as possible and rebuild his life along with wife Christine and children Zaky, 12, and Nicki, five, in Barry.