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Nigel’s back home

BRAVE Nigel Watson is back home in Urbanisation La Marina after spending almost two weeks in Pamplona undergoing pioneering treatment. The 10-year-old arrived back late on Tuesday evening with members of his family after recovering from five hours of surgery aimed at treating his rare brain stem tumour that was discovered a few months ago. The procedure involved having a dangerous virus injected that gets to work killing the cancer cells and hopefully reducing the tumour. This is a trial course of treatment that comes from Houston, Texas and has a good success record. Nigel has now been given a new oncologist based in Madrid and will be seeing her in two months time to evaluate the operation and the prognosis. It is expected that further treatment will be needed and thus the fundraising events and generosity of the local people will also still be required over the coming weeks and months. In the weeks leading up to his stay in hospital, Nigel spent a wonderful time in Madrid where he met all his Real Madrid heroes… a day that had been secretly arranged for him as a big surprise and managed to put the biggest of smiles on his face. If you’d like to donate to the fundraising you can go to www.gofundme.com/nigels-brain-stem-glioma-treatment.

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