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Mad about Harry

By jeff atkins

Help Harry with his treatment

AK's Nick Banks (ex-player and current owner of Franc’s Catering) needs our help to save the life of his 10 year old nephew Harry.

Harry needs treatment that can only be provided in America. We need to try and help get him there and for that, donations are needed to help the family reach the £500,000 required.

If you can donate please give what you can to: www.gofundme/madaboutharry

This is Harrys story. Harry Banks is a ten-year-old bubbly, smiley, very cheeky, but completely adorable boy. In 2014 his parents were given the devastating news that Harry had Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a very rare and aggressive children’s cancer. After bravely enduring two years of intensive chemotherapy, continuous investigations, major surgery, high dose chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and more, Harry had two and a half years in remission, and rung the bell to mark the end of his treatment, although we knew it would be a long road to recovery and he would continue to be monitored. Devastatingly, once again our world has been turned upside down – in November 2018 we were given the distressing news that Harry had a neuroblastoma relapse to the CNS (Central Nervous System) and he had to have an emergency operation to remove a tumour from his brain. Neuroblastoma has one of the lowest survival rates of all childhood cancers, and a CNS relapse is so rare – it’s the worst. He needs to undergo new treatments only currently available in the States to try and halt the disease.

Updated 17:33 - 19 Feb 2019 by jeff atkins

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