A FUNDRAISING appeal for a two-year-old cancer sufferer has reached its £500,000 target to pay for pioneering treatment.
It has taken just over a month to raise the cash for Stanley Dalton, who is battling a form of leukaemia for the third time.
Stanley Dalton was in remission from T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in February but his shocked parents were told last month that it was back and there was nothing doctors could do.
His parents, Georgia Brecken, 32, and Lee Dalton, 34, set up the appeal after doctors in the UK said they could do no more for their son.
Stanley, whose cancer returned last month, will have experimental T-cell treatment in Singapore.
They want to take Stanley to the country for experimental CAR T-cell therapy, a form of immunotherapy that uses specially altered T cells to cure cancer.
And they have smashed their target in little over a month thanks to generous donations from well-wishers and supporters who have been following his journey online.
Georgia said: “After adding up our just giving, cash donations, cheques and money from events we have hit out target.”
Posting to Stanely’s supporters on Facebook, she added: “We are so unbelievably grateful! Thank you so, so much.”
Stanley, who lives in Carlisle, Cumbria, with his parents and older sister Delilah, 4, was first diagnosed in 2019 aged just 16 months.
Georgia added: “I was anxious about putting our story out there as I had not told many people about Stanley’s diagnosis and I was warned that trolls may make nasty comments as sadly it does happen on pages like this.
“But I needn’t have worried about anything because from the moment this went out we have had nothing but support and kindness shown to us.
“The whole town and places much further away have come together to give us a chance to save our son.
“Because of all of you amazing people sharing, donating and taking part in things to raise awareness for Stanleys fundraiser we have only gone and bloody done it.”
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