Brave seven-year-old, Jamie Inglis, who is battling a rare form of childhood cancer for the second time, has started his ground-breaking treatment in Germany today.
The Lord Deramore’s Primary School Pupil from York was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was just three years old and has suffered through chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.
In 2010, Jamie was given the all clear from his antibody treatment but by March this year, it became clear that the aggressive cancer had returned when he suddenly lost control of his legs and bladder.
He was rushed to hospital, where an MRI scan revealed a tumour on his spine and he was immediately taken into theatre.
The surgeons successfully removed the tumour, but it took Jamie a week to recover and to learn to walk again with the help of physiotherapy.
Today, Jamie has had to travel to Germany to begin a radical new treatment, which hopes to reduce the likelihood of further relapse and increase his chances of survival.
The treatment, Haploidentical Stem Cell transplant, is not available on the NHS and will cost up to £250,000.
Jamie’s family have had to fundraise for the money on their own and so far have reached just over £92,000.
To donate to Jamie’s appeal, visit his JustGiving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/jamiesappeal