Young patient Ben receives message of support from World Cup Hero
Five-year-old Ben Williams completed a course of radiotherapy at QEHB in July 2018, and having previously been unable to walk and talk, has now fulfilled his greatest wish... receiving the World Cup Trophy. You can watch the amazing moment that Ben received the World Cup here.
Ben's story was made even more incredible, as he received a message of support from his hero, England's World Cup captain, Harry Kane, who said: "Hi Ben, I've seen your video and you're an inspiration. Carry on fighting and we'll do everything we can on Saturday to keep a smile on your face #Bensworldcup
See Harry's tweet here.
Ben was treated on the Tomotherapy machine, that was brought to the hospital following a £3 million appeal by QEHB Charity. Mike Hammond, Chief Executive of QEHB Charity, said: "On behalf of the Charity, we are delighted to have seen Ben receiving the World Cup Trophy following the completion of his course of radiotherapy. We are immensely proud that QEHB Charity has been able to fund the incredible Tomotherapy machine that treated Ben. On behalf of the Charity, I would like to wish Ben the very best for the future.
"The Tomotherapy machine and the Cyberknife machine were brought to the hospital following a £6.5 million fundraising appeal. These machines are not funded by the NHS as standard and we want to help more children like Ben in the future. This is only going to be possible with your donations."
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