A Northwood boy who desperately needs treatment for several tumours is hoping the local community will help raise the £375,000 required.
Ammaar, seven, who goes to St Martin’s School, was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was just five years old.
Since then, he’s had nine sessions of aggressive chemotherapy and had his collarbone surgically removed to try to prevent tumours from spreading.
Sadly, the most recent PET scan in November last year highlighted several new tumours throughout his body, including in his ankle, hip, lower back, lungs, shoulder and upper right chest.
His family had no choice but to start chemotherapy for Ammaar again at the UCLH, which is expected to last five months.
However, Ammaar’s oncologist has advised that the chemotherapy will not be able to cure him, and as a result, they have no choice but to seek medical treatment elsewhere.
The good news is that cutting-edge CAR-T Cell immunotherapy treatment is available for Ammaar in the USA.
It is however, going to cost $450,000 (£344,461.79), not including initial costs for the likes of hospital admission, full medical consultation and treatment plans.
Ammaar’s family said: “As a family we are doing all we can to raise the money for Ammaar’s treatment; however, being such a massive amount, we had to make the tough decision to set up this GoFundMe page.
“We are very hopeful that this new and innovative treatment will not only kill the existing tumours in Ammaar’s body, but that it will also prevent any more tumours from growing in the future, so that our son can live a long and healthy life going forward. Any money you are able to donate towards our son’s treatment will be so greatly appreciated. Please kindly also share the page with your family and friends. Thanking you very much in advance.”
You can donate to Ammaar’s treatment at gofundme.com/f/please-help-save-ammaar-dadlani