A mother has been “overwhelmed” by more than a thousand pounds of donations to get her son to America and treat his tangerine-sized brain tumour.
U.S. doctors have advised mother-of-three Kelly Barrett, 35, from the Aylesbury Estate in Walworth, they will need to operate on thirteen-year-old Alfie before Christmas. She is now preparing to drop everything to spend nine weeks in the States, so he can get the pioneering proton therapy he needs to stay alive.
Last weekend psychic medium ‘Lisa Jane’ held a fundraiser at the Central Adventure Playground in Peckham, which raised hundreds of pounds, and she is doing the same this Saturday to support the cause.
“I’m overwhelmed with how people have been with the donations,” said Kelly, who needs to raise £5,000 to pay for her other two children – Freddie, 9, and Bonnie,7 – to go with her and Alfie, as there is no one else who can look after them for nine weeks.
Kelly was particularly moved when Alfie’s Godmother donated £100 and his Uncle Ricky, who is now fighting for his own life in hospital, gave her £150 towards the fund.
“I’m just so grateful,” said Kelly, who is hoping the second psychic reading night on Saturday will bring them close to their target. Doors will open at 6:30 to be seated by 7pm, tickets £10.
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