‘Thank you’: The simple but powerful message from boy!

Alex NovakovicA seven-year-old boy is heading to Boston for life-saving cancer treatment after an emergency appeal by his parents raised hundreds of thousands of pounds in just one week.

Alex Novakovic’s parents had to raise £255,000 in 11 days to pay for him to have specialist radiotherapy in America for a brain tumour.

His plight sparked an extraordinary outpouring of generosity from celebrities, companies and the public.

As a result, Alex was today packing his favourite teddy bears in a suitcase ahead of the family’s planned flight to Boston on Sunday.

He held up a homemade ‘Thank You’ sign that he has created for well wishers.

Celebrities lending support have included singers Joss Stone and Leona Lewis, comics John Bishop and Bobby Davro, ex-England rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio, tennis legend Martina Navratilova and TV presenters Fearne Cotton and Jeff Brazier.

After Alex’s story went viral on Twitter and Facebook, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic also gave the family free flights to America.

At the last minute, some London Marathon runners also asked sponsors to donate to the emergency appeal and hurriedly arranged fundraising events took place across the country.

source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2314800/Thank-The-simple-powerful-message-boy-7-way-U-S-life-saving-cancer-treatment-raising-270-000-just-week.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *