THEY CALL him Mr Mystery.
Ten-year-old Ajay Singh has been baffling medics since he was just six months old.
The Newsome boy cannot walk, talk, chew food or even sit up.
He has undergone hundreds of medical tests for almost every syndrome and genetic condition going.
But despite the investigations, Ajay remains completely undiagnosed.
Now, the youngster – who receives support from the Forget Me Not Hospice team – has been chosen to enjoy a well-earned seaside break with his family, courtesy of Ruddi’s Retreat.
The holiday came after the two charities teamed up to give local families with sick children a welcome boost.
Single mum Kim Brooke said: “It will give us all an opportunity to get away together, which is otherwise very awkward.
“Ajay has had hundreds of tests but they cannot find what is wrong with him.
“They have looked at every syndrome, his metabolism, muscle tone and genes but nothing has come up.
“There is obviously something somewhere not right.
“I knew from him being just six weeks old that something was wrong.
“He just wasn’t developing or coming on and was sleeping all the time.
“But even if he got a diagnosis, they can’t always do a lot about it.”
Ajay, who has a 12-year-old brother Che, was born at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary weighing a healthy 6lb 2oz.
All the early signs were good but alarm bells started ringing when he failed to feed or put on weight.
The Castle Hill pupil has remained very thin – despite eating full meals which Kim blends up for him.
She added: “I was told when he was six months old he wouldn’t make his first birthday.
“He was just so tiny and wasn’t thriving.
“He eats as much as we do but he just fails to put on weight.
“He can’t talk or basically do anything for himself.
“He communicates by making baby noises, either crying if he is unhappy or making happy sounds.
“He is still in nappies and has absolutely no muscle tone.
“You have got to know him to understand him.
“This is just the way he is. They call him Mr Mystery.”
Kim, who works part-time for insurance company Wilby’s in Halifax, is looking forward to spending time with her boys at Ruddi’s Retreat’s specially-adapted holiday home, near Filey, in October.
Kim, of Worcester Grove, said: “It is awkward getting a family holiday together. The whole mechanics of trying to give attention to two children with different needs is difficult.
“We’re really looking forward to it.”
Ali Jones, who set-up the charity after her son Ruddi was diagnosed with cancer when he was six months old, said: “Something like this makes a massive difference and makes happy memories for families going through an awful time with an ill child.
“I am honoured to be working alongside the Forget Me Not Hospice and helping truly local families.”
Kate Goldring, partnership development manager at the Hospice, said: “The more we can do to support the families we are working with, the better.
“Everything has been thought of at Ruddi’s Retreat and it gives our families something to look forward to.”