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In a truly heartbreaking turn of events, the family of a terminally ill boy who were fundraising for potentially life-saving treatment for their son have called a halt to donations after doctors told them they couldn't save the child.
Five-year-old Josh McCormick was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour back in October of last year, and his parents, Nicola and Kev, began the money-raising campaign to send Josh to America for immunotherapy trials. This was following chemotherapy that made him seriously ill, reports the Manchester Evening News. They've raised over £36,000 so far.
Unfortunately, Nicola, Josh's mum, had to break the news that the immunotherapy no longer seems like an option, and requested that people stop donating.
"Your recent fundraising efforts have been amazing but thought I needed to give you the heads up as it doesn't seem like immunotherapy is an option for us right now so it wouldn't be right for you continue to raise funds for something that's not likely to happen," she wrote in a Facebook group set up for Josh. "Thank you for everything you have done to bring joy and happiness to my boy this summer, you have been amazing."
She also said that all anyone can offer for Josh is palliative care to make his last days as awesome as possible.
We hope to God that a miracle happens for Josh. He's been fighting so hard and deserves it.
Stay strong, little lad.
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