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WEB REVIEW – Raising £40k for little boy’s US proton treatment

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Jayden Nicol, a brave British six-year-old, has flown to the US to fight his cancer and undergo potentially life-saving proton therapy treatment after his family rallied to raise £40,000 in just three weeks. Jayden was first seen by doctors when his family took him to St John’s Hospital in Livingston after he was sick every morning for weeks. An MRI scan revealed a massive tumor on his brain stem. He was diagnosed with an ependymoma, a rare form of tumor which affects the central nervous system, and underwent a ten-hour operation that left him in a wheelchair. His family has been working round the clock to collect the cash needed to fund their visit to Florida after doctors insisted the move was their best hope. They were able to raise an astonishing £40,300 to cover the cost... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Boy treated for brain tumor aspires to become a doctor

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At just 5 years old, Aaron Gaines already knows what he wants to be when he grows up. "I am the boy who is going to be a doctor", he said repeatedly when he was getting proton therapy treatment at ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City. In January of this year, Aaron’s parents realized something was terribly wrong. He wasn't eating, kept falling asleep at the dinner table, complained of headaches and was... Full article

WEB REVIEW – 9-year-old fighting brain cancer

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Cameron Rowell is taking on his biggest opponent yet, brain cancer. The 9-year-old who plays football, baseball and basketball was diagnosed with an ependymoma on February 28. The symptoms started a couple weeks after he was hit in the head with a baseball. Glenn and Elicia Rowell worried their son’s pain and overall lethargy had to do with the injury. At the hospital, they were preparing for a concussion or even... Full article