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Little girl brightens Christmas for family and schoolmates three years after proton treatments

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[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth Christmas in as many years we have written about Georgia Halliwell-Paget, a 6-year-old girl now living in the U.K. She received proton beam treatments during Christmas 2012.]   An enormous stuffed snow leopard, a gift from Father Christmas last year, reclines nobly at the foot of Georgia Halliwell-Paget’s bed. The cuddly beast is one of many protectors of the slight 6-year-old girl with the buoyant smile, who is reveling in her cancer-free life in Britain’s Shropshire County. This Christmas, Georgia is wishing for a stuffed giraffe she spied at the local department store. Not surprisingly, it’s as colossal as the snow leopard and, if Father Christmas is so inclined, will tower over Georgia’s tiny frame. But Georgia finds... Full article

Two years after proton therapy, Christmas time enchants little girl

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[Editor’s Note: This is our third Christmas story in as many years featuring Georgia Halliwell-Paget, a little girl from Manila, the Philippines, who was treated with proton therapy in Korea.] It’s a few hours after school has let out in Shropshire County, England, and 5-year-old Georgia Halliwell-Paget is still dressed in her primary school uniform, a smart-looking, blue cardigan and white polo shirt. She’s... Full article

Generosity of hometown secures Proton Therapy for British boy in Boston

Alexander Novakovic, 7-year-old is undergoing proton therapy at MGH
Plans are under way for the first Proton Therapy centers to open in the United Kingdom in 2017. But Jasmin Novakovic, a mother from Aylesbury, couldn’t wait four years. Her 7-year-old son, Alex, has brain cancer. Terminal brain cancer, her local National Health Service (NHS) physicians informed her. A medulloblastoma. Despite surgery and chemotherapy, the doctors told Jasmin, “ ‘The cancer has spread... Full article

UK boy escapes from deathly brain tumor

UK Boy Aedan Harriet
A brave young boy has become the first Scottish person to undergo a pioneering cancer treatment in America. When Aeden Harriet, from Bonhill, began complaining of a sore back and neck, his mother initially put it down to nothing more than growing pains. However, after the nine year-old collapsed at school, the doctors revealed he had a life-threatening brain tumor the size of a tennis ball, which was stopping vital... Full article