Cancer treatment crowd-funding hope for nine-year-old

A nine-year-old cancer sufferer has launched a bid to crowd-fund more than £120,000 for vital treatment. Alex Goodwin was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer only affecting children, in his right thigh. His family is now hoping to raise money to pay for proton beam therapy outside the UK, because the NHS may not fund his treatment. NHS England said it based decisions on “clinical evidence” and “what is in the best interest of the patient”.