Cyberknife Treatment for Charlie

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Raised by 505 people in 5 months
In 2015, Charlie, aged 8 was diagnosed with a brain tumour called a medulloblastoma. He endured emergency surgery to remove the tumour and then many rounds of radiation followed by 4 stem cells transplants. He was recovering well, until the devastating news in March 2018 that the tumour had returned in two places on his spine. He's since had 2 further rounds of chemo which have not halted the growth and the tumours have unfortunately doubled in size during this period. Options on the NHS are now extremely limited and the chance of a clinical trial is slim.

Cyberknife treatment could offer real hope in this urgent situation. This is a precise radiosurgery which is painless and non invasive but comes at a cost of £30,000 - which the NHS wont fund.

Charlie's family are desperate for him to have this treatment as soon as possible before his condition deteriorates. This treatment is offered in Europe and America with great results.

Any help would be much appreciated for this much loved, cheeky and very brave little soldier!
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I have some great news to share with you all. Charlie had his MRI scan on Monday and his tumours are shrinking!!!! The doctors are very happy with what they have seen so this is a huge relief. 2 more cycles of chemo and then on to the stem cell transplant.

Thanks again to everyone who has helped to make this happen for Charlie. Words can not express the gratitude of his family.

I cannot work out how to upload Charlie's Story from the Stand up to Cancer event but if anyone does want to see the video please contact me through here and I'll send you the link to it.

We have had some additional donations that haven't come through the gofundme page so we are edging closer to having the full amount needed to complete the treatment. The stem cell transplant is going to add quite a large amount to the costs but the doctors have advised this will give Charlie the best chance possible.

Thanks Again,
Karen x
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Just to let you all know Charlie's story will be one of the video features on Stand Up to Cancer on Channel 4 tonight. It will be shown sometime after 7pm. He's been invited to the show and given tickets to see Aladdin tomorrow which he is really looking forward to! x
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Charlie has now completed cycle 3 without too many hitches. He returned home last night and he's back in school today.
He'll return to Turkey on the 4th November for cycle 4, MRI scans and stem cell harvest.
Thanks again for all of the new donations. The parents of the Hill School pupils have again been amazingly generous. Thanks also to all of those who attended and gave their time to the sports fundraiser at Highdown School on Sunday x
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Charlie is doing really well at the moment. He had a great time at Center Parcs last weekend. They leave for Turkey again on Sunday to start cycle 3. Initially we believed that Charlie would have an MRI scan this cycle to assess progress but this may now happen during cycle 4. I've transferred another payment from the fund to the hospital for this. There were also some additional payments to the hospital for drugs to help prevent the side effects experienced after the first cycle - thankfully these did work!

Thanks again for all of the new donations and for the huge efforts made to help support Charlie. We've had so many kind messages that I'm now a little behind replying to everyone.

Karen x
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