The parents of a 3-year-old boy who suffers from a rare form of brain cancer are trying to raise the £130,000 needed to send him to America for life saving treatment.
Fletcher Falvey, from Bexley, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of anaplastic ependymoma in August and has undergone surgery. Unfortunately, doctors haven’t been able to remove the whole tumour.
Experts in the US have advised Fletcher’s family to try a new form of laser surgery, which uses proton beam radiation therapy, and is different to conventional radiation treatment. Fletcher can’t have radiation treatment as it carries high risks of damaging his young brain.
Fletcher’s family need to raise the £130,000 to pay for the potentially life saving treatment, which isn’t available in the UK. “Fletch has a 60% chance of having the tumour managed by proton therapy,” his dad has said.
The Falvey family’s friends and close ones have so far managed to raise £20,000. If you want to help, you can donate on FriendsofFlecter.