Alexander’s Fund for Aylesbury Boy’s Treatment

Aylesbury-BoyAlexander's Fund is what they are calling it. Citizens of Buckinghamshire town have generated £293,000 in a week to send a seven-year-old, Alexander, to the US for a life-saving treatment.

Alexander Novakovic, from Aylesbury, has already received a surgery and chemotherapy on a brain tumour. According to the doctors and family, proton beam therapy is the last option that he has.

Earlier in November, Alexander was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a highly malevolent primary brain tumour. Since March, he has failed to respond to any treatment. Presently, he needs radiotherapy to the brain and spine.

After he was left with no other treatment, family began looking for an option of proton radiotherapy in abroad. It requires around $330,000 (£225,000).

Kelly Welch, from the Parent and Teachers' Association at Bedgrove Infant School, said that after hearing about the suffering of the boy, they gathered to generate funds. Alexander has received huge response from celebrities as well.

Even 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 have joined hands for the noble cause.

If any money would be spared after Alex's ongoing medical costs, it will be disseminated among charity Kids n Cancer UK to aid other children with the same disease.