World music mogul Simon Cowell has come to the rescue of the mother of a toddler who’s battling cancer for a second time by donating £25,000 for his treatment.
Generous Cowell was touched by the story of Kian Musgrove that he has agreed to donate £25,000 and pay for flights to a specialist American clinic in New York for the critically ill three-year-old. This he did during a surprise phone call to Kian’s mum, Kat Musgrove, 27, after seeing the plight of her three-year-old son.
Kian, is currently suffering for a second time from a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. He needs to raise £500,000 for immunotherapy treatment with an antibody called 3F8 in the US and to take part in a vaccine trial.
According to Kian’s mother, she received a call from Simon Cowell while at her son’s bedside at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary on Wednesday.
I can’t believe it, I have tears streaming down my face. He just called up and said he wanted to help and said he would drop £25,000 into our fundraising account. I’m still trying to get my head around it all. He was so nice and kind and just said he wanted to do something to help,” she said speaking to ‘Chronicle Live’.
The X Factor Boss intervened after hearing about a campaign to get Kian to America for £500,000 relapse treatment after the toddler was diagnosed with an aggressive form of childhood cancer for the second time.
Simon Cowell also took to twitter to back little Kian’s fight against cancer.
According to reports, Kian has a few weeks to raise the £500,000 needed to get specialist relapse treatment in New York after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
His mother Kat is very grateful to the mogul for his generous donations and other numerous donations they have received. According to her, more than £400,000 has been raised so far.
Kian was first diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in October 2013, when 27 different tumours was discovered in his body. After several treatment and chemotherapies which lasted for about 8 months, his mother said the cancer was no longer detectable. However the cancer returned again in December last year.