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Say what you want about Simon Cowell but he knows how to sell shit TV to people with a fleeting interest in music.
If you are a Cowell hater that is fine, but it seems he does do some good things every so often.
The man with the weird dustpan and brush haircut has played a critical role in sending a four-year-old boy to America for life-saving cancer treatment after donating £25,000 to his fundraiser.
The child, Kian Musgrove, is fighting stage four neuroblastoma and his family had already raised a staggering £730,000 for his treatment. Unfortunately, that still was not enough.
That's when Cowell came in and paid for the boy and his mother's flights to New York City, USA, where the treatment would take place.
Simon also provided cash for a hotel and Yahoo! reported that he broke the news to 28-year-old Kat in a phone call while she was sat at her son's bedside in a Newcastle hospital.
After Kian was diagnosed with cancer for a second time, Kat launched a campaign to raise the necessary £500,000. Simon heard about it all via Twitter.
"We will be forever grateful for his help and his part in our life-saving journey, it was such a lovely surprise which has come at such a difficult time," Kat shared of Simon's involvement.
"I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of helping in any way at all, it really does mean the world to us. That kindness has kept us going and now we are finally on the way."
Kian will now remain in New York City for five weeks as he begins his treatment.
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