Less than two weeks after his family set out to raise £255,000 for life-saving cancer therapy in America, Aylesbury’s Alex Novakovic has arrived in Boston.
The seven year old and his mother Jasmin left yesterday after a last-minute change saw them move the flight - paid for by Virgin Atlantic - forward one day.
They are now settling into their accommodation before Alex has his first appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital tomorrow.
Alex’s uncle Daniel O’Brien said: “We wanted to get them there a day earlier so Alexander had time to settle in and we were a bit worried about him being a bit tired.
“They’re at the accommodation now and they seem OK. Alexander seems quite relaxed.”
Although the original fundraising target for Alex was £255,000, more than £350,000 has now been raised.
The extra money may be needed to pay for healthcare Alex could require in Boston after his initial therapy on his brain tumour. Anything leftover will go to charity Kids ‘n’ Cancer.
On Saturday night more than £10,000 was raised at a ball at Aylesbury Rugby Club, which included Elvis and Beatles tribute acts and an auction.
A song, ‘A Million Hearts’, has also been recorded to support Alex and is due to be released on iTunes by the end of this week.