One last push: Aylesbury boy’s life-saving fund closes on £255,000 target

Alex Novakovic and his mum Jasmine
Alex Novakovic and his mum Jasmine
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Around 90% of the money needed to send seven-year-old Alex Novakovic to America for life-saving cancer therapy has been raised.

As of 6pm, more than £231,000 had been raised out of the £255,000 target.

Alex and his mother Jasmine hope to travel to America this weekend to begin the proton-beam therapy on a brain tumour in Boston.

Bedgrove Primary pupil Alex said: “Thank you to everybody.

“I think it is very kind what they’ve done.”

From a man spending 24 hours in a tree to donations in pubs and bars, people have done anything and everything to help and more is planned.

Alex’s family say they have been left ‘speechless and overwhelmed’ by the support.

Jasmine said: “At the beginning of this I was in such a nightmare and now it’s changing into something beyond my wildest dreams.

“It’s so heartwarming to see the support for Alex and it’s amazing what Aylesbury has done.

“I want to cry when I read some of the messages online.”

The family had just over a week to raise the money after finding out a slot was available for Alex at the Massachusetts General Hospital at the end of the month.

Although Alex could be treated in the UK, the Boston therapy is more likely to succeed and has fewer side effects.

You can donate to the cause by visiting the Just Giving page.