Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Anonymous Donor's PS40,000 Gift May Save Little Kian's Life

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Anonymous Donor's PS40,000 Gift May Save Little Kian's Life

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Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter

A SECRET benefactor may have just saved this little boy's life.

Two-year-old Kian Musgrove is in a race against time to y to America for pioneering treatment to prevent the cancer which almost killed him from returning.

And today, he has been thrown a lifeline in his -ght for survival.

just 30 days to -nd the Mum Kat Musgrove had just 30 days to -nd the PS140,000 needed to get her son enrolled for the new trial treatment.

With PS100,000 already in the bank, anonymous anonymous donor from Luxembourg has now stepped in, generously dropping a huge PS40k into the youngster's bank account.

Kat, of Newbiggin Hall, said: "I can't believe it. [euro]ere was a note with the money saying 'good luck to your son'.

"I still can't get my head around it. I keep looking to make sure the money's actually there."

[euro]e donation means Kat, 27, can now y with Kian to Michigan for the treatment, which is expected to begin at the end of this month.

She said: "I have him enrolled and we y out on March 31 when he should get his -rst week's worth of treatment."

Doctors have told Kat there is an 80% chance that an aggressive and rare form of cancer, which almost killed Kian a year ago, will return.

[euro]e mum has managed to raise PS100,000 towards PS500,000 needed for established "relapse" treatment, should the cancer return.

But after she was o$ered the chance to send the two-year-old for a new trial treatment, which could prevent a relapse, she jumped at the opportunity.

Generous people from across the region have donated money to help Kian over recent weeks.

It means the family will also be able to a$ord the ights and accommoda-tion needed to cover the two-year treatment.

e new trial treatment - called DFMO - aims to prevent the cancer returning by stopping a certain cell that creates the neuroblastoma cell.

But it has to be started no later than 120 days after the patient has undergone their last bout of immunotherapy. …

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