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£16,193raised of £10,000 target by 623 supporters

    Weʼve raised £16,193 to Alexander's Journey. To give a boy battling with Bone Cancer a dream holiday to Disney World & Universal Studios.

    Location
    leicestershire
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    Funded on Friday, 21st October 2016

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    Story

    Alexander Goodwin is a nine year old boy who loves sharks, dinosaurs and anything to do with nature.

    On 8th June the family had some terrible news that Alex had been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma of his right femur.

    Ewing Sarcoma is a rare type of bone cancer that affects children. Fewer than 30 children in the UK develop Ewing's Sarcoma each year.

    Alex has had weeks of scans and tests and now faces chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. The surgery will attempt to remove the tumour but the sad truth is that it is not uncommon for it to be necessary to remove the whole limb or part of it.

    Alex has got some really tough times ahead. Some practical adjustments need to take place to make life easier for Alex and the Doctors have said that it is really important that he has something positive to look forward to as this will help his recovery.

    Alex has many things he likes and wants to do and he needs extra support at home to get around.

    However Alex's biggest dream is to go to Disney land and Universal studios and this page is about raising money for him and his family to help with practical adjustments and send him on his dream holiday.

    His Dad, a policeman, and his Mum, who has had to finish working to care for him full time, need help. His 3 year old sister is suffering too: she knows things aren't right and misses playing with her brother.

    Family, friends and close colleagues have rallied to support Alex and are planning various fund raising activities.

    Alex's family and friends are tremendously grateful for the life saving care and support they have received and continue to receive from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and the Children's Cancer Ward at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

    In recognition of this, a donation will be made from monies received to the Charities of both organisations.

    A just giving page has been set up to help with Alexander's Journey. Please support him.

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      • Sal Bunyard-Spiers

        Sal Bunyard-Spiers

        Oct 22, 2016

        Thinking of you and the family. Stay positive. You never know what miracles can happen when people pull together as a team!! X

        £10.00

      • Lesley

        Lesley

        Oct 22, 2016

        £50.00

      • kat

        kat

        Oct 22, 2016

        To help our special superboy with his journey.. Keep going Alex, we all love you. Big squishes xx

        £10.00

      • Anne Julie Smith

        Anne Julie Smith

        Oct 22, 2016

        I don't care how you spend it. Just do it it's yours for the family to do as you wish . In Thanks for Alex's support to finns law too. Alex is our beacon through our difficult family timeJulie x

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 22, 2016

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 22, 2016

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 22, 2016

        Where there is a will there is a way. Your love will see him through.

        £30.00

      About the fundraiser
      Jeffrey Goodwin

      Jeffrey Goodwin

      leicestershire

      I am Alexander's Dad. I've loved him ever since I laid eyes on his 12 week scan and promised to look after him. To ensure transparency I am being helped to manage this by two trusted individuals double checking that all monies are used as they should be.

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