A seven-year-old boy has had successful surgery to burn away 95 percent of a brain tumour which caused him to have up to 25 seizures a day.
Nathan Box suffered with a life-threatening condition called hypothalamic hamartoma which had left him wheelchair-bound.
This made him burst into laughter before having epileptic-type fits throughout the day.
Now he has managed to walk for the first time in two years thanks to the pioneering surgery in the US.
Nathan’s parents, Susan and James, from Hornchurch, Essex, were desperately looking for ways to cure their son, but no doctor in the UK was willing to operate due to the risks.
So they turned to Dr Daniel Curry of the Texas Children’s Hospital who agreed to perform the complex brain surgery.
The determined family successfully raised £100,000 to take Nathan there for the treatment – and it paid off.