‘Huge relief’ as Aylesbury’s Alex gets positive results

Alex Novakovic
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Alex Novakovic’s brain tumour is ‘98% gone’, his latest scan has revealed.

The seven-year-old Bedgrove boy’s family have expressed their relief at the news, which comes after he spent time in Boston, USA, having special therapy thanks to unprecedented fundraising efforts.

Alex’s mother, Jasmin, said everything is looking ‘very positive’.

She said: “It’s absolutely fantastic news.

“It’s a huge relief. I slept very well last night for the first time in a couple of weeks.

“I feel like I’m living from scan to scan at the moment.

“It’s the best news we could have had and we have got our fingers crossed for more positive results.”

Alex’s MRI results will be sent to America for his Boston doctors to look at and he will have another scan in about eight weeks.

While he is still having some treatment in the UK and is unlikely to be given the all clear for some time, everything seems to be heading in the right direction.

Alex’s uncle, Daniel O’Brien, said: “The tumour has reduced to practically nothing. The immediate threat has gone, which is amazing given the 0% chance he was given at the beginning.”

Bucks Herald readers and people from around the county and the world helped raise £255,000 is just one week in April so Alex could be sent to America for the proton-beam therapy.