Brave Alex set to fly back to Aylesbury

Homeward bound: Alex with his doctors in Boston
Homeward bound: Alex with his doctors in Boston

Alex Novakovic is heading home from Boston after six weeks of receiving cancer therapy.

The Bedgrove Infant pupil, who the public helped send to Massachusetts General Hospital for cancer treatment on a brain tumour by raising more than £255,000 in a week, will come home on Sunday.

The seven-year-old has responded well to proton therapy but will need to return to America for further tests in a few weeks.

A message on his Facebook page said: “It seems like only yesterday you were all raising money for Alexander to get his treatment in Boston. But yesterday was his last session of proton therapy, and he’s now getting ready to come home on Sunday!

“Alexander is very excited to be coming home to his friends and family in England, but will also miss the friends and people he met in Boston who made his stay such a positive experience despite the daily treatment routine.

“Doctors and staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital are pleased with how Alexander has handled the treatment and remain positive for his recovery, but he will need to return in a few weeks time for further scans before they can access the full impact the proton therapy has had.

“Although he’s not yet fully out of the woods yet, we remain hopeful and ask for your prayers over the coming weeks.”