Seven-year-old Bedgrove boy Alex Novakovic who was at one stage given just days to live has been told his brain tumour is shrinking.
Readers helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to send him to Boston, USA, for special therapy and the early signs suggest it is working.
After a few weeks back in Aylesbury after his treatment, Alex returned to America for further scans and doctors at the Massachusetts General Hospital have given him good news.
His family wrote on Facebook: “Alexander has received the results from his latest MRI scan and we’re happy to say that the tumour is now reducing in size.
“The team in Boston are extremely happy with the progress that he’s making and feel confident that he’s headed in the right direction with further reduction taking place over the coming months.”
Alex will now undergo chemotherapy in the UK to help reduce the size of the tumour further.
He will return to Boston later this month for another scan and his family are praying for more good news.
They said: “There’s still a way to go but we’re getting there.
“Alexander is now looking forward to enjoying the his summer holidays with his family.”