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£200,000 MARK: Community support encouraging Northwood boy and family to beat cancer 

 Published on: 7th February 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

The family of a Northwood boy are “overwhelmed and stunned” by the amazing community spirit shown in donations to send him to America for treatment for the cancer he’s bravely battling. 

Ammaar, seven, who recently moved from Croxley Green to Northwood, has been fighting bone cancer since he was just five years old and was recently told the heartbreaking news that chemotherapy will not be able to cure him. 

Since then, he and his family are desperate to raise £375,000 to send him for the cutting-edge treatment in America, and have been blown away by the community who have pulled together and raised over 55 per cent of the target in such a short span of time. 

In just under two months since the fundraising page was created, over £200,000 has been raised which has left Ammaar’s mum, Naheed, speechless. 

Speaking to the magazine, she said: “We are blown away by the generosity shown by everyone. It is a perfect example of how amazing the local community are around us – it is hard to explain how thankful we are. 

“The support encourages us and Ammaar to plough on. We don’t know what we would do without it. It is heartbreaking as a parent to see your child go through chemotherapy but if we didn’t have the support by everyone, it would be even harder.

“Ammaar has a fighting spirit and is determined to win this battle but as parents we feel so helpless unable to take this away from him.”

In November, a PET scan highlighted the tragic news that several new tumours were present throughout his body and a scan earlier this month also showed bad signs. 

Sadly, it showed his lungs are stable, but the rest of his body isn’t which means they have to try and get him the life saving treatment quicker than originally planned.

To donate and help Ammaar get his lifesaving treatment, visit

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