Parents of 8 year old Henley boy launch appeal to help save his life
The parents of an eight-year-old boy with a brain tumour are trying to raise up to £200,000 to pay for revolutionary treatment.
Charlie Ilsley, from Emmer Green, has had to endure surgery and many hours of radiotherapy since he was diagnosed earlier this year.
And last week, he began four months of gruelling chemotherapy in the hope of beating the cancer.
His parents Mark, 46, and Toni, 45, want him to have proton therapy treatment — a type of particle therapy that uses a beam of protons to irradiate diseased tissue — so that he doesn’t have to have radiotherapy again.
The couple, who live in Buckingham Drive, Emmer Green, have set up Charlie’s Fund and launched a website for people who want to donate.
Mrs Ilsley said: “If he has a recurrence, if the tumour comes back, which in a lot of children it does, I don’t want him to have radiotherapy again.”
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