HELP NEEDED: Nine-year-old Nathan needs £20,000 for special treatment
CONCERNED CHRISTIANS have embarked on a mission to raise £20,000 to fund specialist treatment for Nathan Francis, aged 9, who suffers from low grade Glioma – tumours that originate in the brain or the spine.
Since he was born, Nathan has been in and out of Great Ormond Street Hospital along with his parents Ronnie (who plays for LCGC) and Lydia Francis, who attend the Church of God of Prophecy in Bedford, for treatment. Nathan currently has numerous tumours on his spine, and five on his brain, one of which is wrapped around his optic nerve and could cause him to go blind if operated on.
Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust is undecided as to whether to pay for special treatment so Nathan’s supporters hoped the focus on fundraising, will generate the money needed to buy the chemotherapy drug Avastine, from the US, which has a good success rate, at targeting glioma tumours.
A concert was held on November 17, and other future fundraising events are planned including a special dinner and dance, a talent contest for young people and one singer Yvonne Sinclair will be shaving off her hair to raise money for this special cause.
If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause visit www.justgiving.com/Nathan-Francis1