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Parents plea for help to save tot’s life

PLEASE HELP: Little Kyle needs your support

A TWO-year-old boy who has already lost one eye to cancer, needs the help of Voice readers to save his remaining eye and prevent the cancer from spreading.

Little Kyle Robinson-James Jones from Deptford, south east London, was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in March, a condition in which a tumour grows in the retina, the eye’s light sensitive lining.

Statistics from the charity MacMillan Cancer Support show that about 40 cases of retinoblastoma are diagnosed in the UK each year, most of these in children under five-years-old.

Kyle’s mother, Becky Jones said she and other family members want to take him to the United States later this year to get pioneering proton beam radiotherapy treatment to save the other eye. However they need to raise £8000 to do so.

Kyle, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy at London’s Great Ormond Street children’s hospital will spend up to 11 weeks at the Jacksonville Proton Beam Therapy Center in Florida in the US.

The family will leave for the States in three weeks where Kyle will undergo proton beam radiotherapy.

Now Mum Becky is appealing to kind hearted Voice readers to help them raise the funds they need.

She said “Sometimes I think it’s so unfair that my little boy has had this cancer but you have to keep faith that he will get through it,”

Along with Kyle’s aunt, Michelle James, Becky will also be launching a fundraising campaign on September 3 at Power League on Canadian Avenue in Catford, south east London.

“It’s lifesaving treatment,” she told The Voice. “We desperately need the help of the general public and our community. I'm asking the community to help in anyway they can. I know money is tight right now, but even if it is to donate £1 every little helps.”

To help Kyle, visit Donations can be made to Halifax sort code 11-18-11 acct 38275509 and by calling Kyle’s aunt, Michelle James on 07932 982 152.

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